After Roger Federer agreed to take lessons from Sachin Tendulkar, the ‘Master Blaster’ has now listed out the first lesson that he would be giving it to the Swiss tennis maestro-STRAIGHT DRIVE. However, Tendulkar would be helping Federer to master straight drive only if the eight-time Wimbledon champion helps him with ‘backhand’.
It should be remembered that Tendulkar was one of the best the game has ever witnessed when it comes to playing straight drives. Watch this
This latest tweet from Tendulkar comes after the Swiss tennis ace responded via Twitter to the 45-year-old former Indian cricketer and said he was keen on taking notes from the master blaster as soon as he could.
“Why Wait? I’m Ready to Take Notes”, was Federer’s response to Tendulkar.
Federer, who is on course for a ninth title at the iconic All England Club, was invited by Tendulkar to exchange notes about cricket after he wins his ninth crown.
The friendly banter between the two started when Federer played a textbook forward defence during his Round of 16 match against France’s Adrian Mannarino. The video of that stroke soon went viral and Wimbledon’s official Twitter handle posted the video and tagged ICC asking how would they rate the shot.
ICC also came up with a sarcastic response where it placed Federer at the number one spot in Rankings for batsmen.
They further compared Federer’s shot with the defensive strokes played with Tendulkar and shared a meme showing Sachin Tendulkar meeting Roger Federer, describing the two as “greatness”.
Federer will today lock horns eighth seed Kevin Anderson for a place in the semis.