Thursday 18 January 2018

Roger Federer played tennis with Mickey Mouse and we’re not sure who was more excited

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Roger Federer plays tennis with Mickey Mouse (Tennis TV/PA)
Roger Federer plays tennis with Mickey Mouse (Tennis TV/PA)

By Nicola Irwin

Roger Federer is a 19-time major champion in tennis, but he faced something entirely different when on the court in Shanghai.

The Wimbledon and Australian Open champion played a super-fun version of tennis with Disney favourites Mickey Mouse and Goofy in front of a huge crowd at the ATP Tour event in Shanghai.

He even gave some missed shots reactions worthy of a place in the Mickey Mouse Club.

The game and frivolity came as Federer was issued a bye in the first round, leaving him free to play his Disney opponents – complete with disco lighting and music.

Federer also joined Mickey and Goofy in a series of challenges.

He had to run to the net balancing a giant tennis ball on an oversized racket before taking over coaching duties as a number of children joined the on-court fun.

But the capers didn’t stop there for the dad of four.

The 36-year-old showed his ace moves as he joined Mickey and Goofy for a victory dance.

Federer’s Disney warm up comes ahead of his October 11 clash in the Shanghai Masters with Diego Scheartzman in the round of 32.

Press Association

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