Federer 'honoured' to meet Pele

Published: 10 December, 2012 08:21 IST | IANS |

Roger Federer took time off from his busy schedule as ambassador and participant of the Gilette Federer tennis exhibition by visiting football legend Pele

“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. 

Switzerland’s Roger Federer jokingly hides from a Jo-Wilfried Tsonga serve during an exhibition match in Sao Paulo yesterday. Pic/AFP

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.

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