“Today I had the great honour of meeting the legendary Pele. He was so nice and his energy is amazing” the Swiss World No 2 wrote on his Facebook page.
With Pele beside him, Federer posed for a photo while holding a 1960s-era all-blue Brazil shirt emblazoned with the Santos legend’s signature, reported Xinhua. In the same image, Pele held a tennis shirt presented to him by the 17-time Grand Slam winner with a personal message written on the front. “I love playing tennis and today one of the greats of the game dropped by to say hello. Roger Federer, you are a champion on the court and in life,” Pele wrote on his Twitter page.
Scott Jamieson wins Mandela title
Scott Jamieson of Scotland won his first European Tour title at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Championship at the Royal Durban Golf Club yesterday, He beat England’s Steve Webster and Spaniard Eduardo de la Riva on the second hole of a play-off.