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Video goes viral: When Roger Federer showed off his cricketing skills at Wimbledon

AP
Published Jul 10, 2018, 6:59 pm IST
Updated Jul 11, 2018, 9:03 am IST
Federer will resume his title defense on Wednesday when he faces eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson.
During his Wimbledon fourth-round victory over Adrian Mannarino on Monday, with the ball having already been called out, Federer played a stroke that was more akin to cricket than tennis. (Photo: AP)
 During his Wimbledon fourth-round victory over Adrian Mannarino on Monday, with the ball having already been called out, Federer played a stroke that was more akin to cricket than tennis. (Photo: AP)

London: If he ever decides to stop playing tennis, Roger Federer may have a future in another sport.

During his Wimbledon fourth-round victory over Adrian Mannarino on Monday, with the ball having already been called out, Federer played a stroke that was more akin to cricket than tennis.

 

Whether it was a forward defensive shot or a back-foot cut, the eight-time champion's technique impressed the International Cricket Council.

After Wimbledon's official Twitter account asked for a rating of Federer's shot, the ICC replied with an updated version of their batting rankings, placing the Swiss at the same place he is seeded at Wimbledon - No. 1.

Federer will resume his title defense on Wednesday when he faces eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson.

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