Perth, Dec 27 (IANS) Tennis icon Roger Federer on Thursday took a trip to the popular tourist spot of the Pinnacles in western Australia, posing with children for some selfies and meeting a newlywed couple there, ahead of the Hopman Cup 2019 that begins at the weekend in Perth.
The Swiss star, currently ranked world No.3 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) list, also did some practice sessions, turned the area into a tennis court and played the game on the sand dunes with tourists, reports Efe news.
Federer also met a newly married couple in the ancient rocky outcrop and wished them well. A short video posted on the official Twitter handle of the Hopman Cup showed him attempting to moon walk on the moonscape of the Pinnacles, dotted by thousands of weathered limestone pillars on the yellow sand base.
The tennis maestro will be defending his Hopman Cup crown when the mixed format begins on Saturday.
He will be pairing up with Belinda Bencic for Team Switzerland in the tournament. The New Year’s match will see the Swiss pair facing off against the United States team of Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the mixed doubles.