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....