Roger Federer is finding innovative ways to keep playing #Tennisathome, posting a volleying challenge video that is lighting up social…
Roger Federer is finding innovative ways to keep playing #Tennisathome, posting a volleying challenge video that is lighting up social media.
Inviting fellow players, other athletes and fans alike to make their own videos, Federer positions himself close against a wall and proceeds to engage in some rapid-fire volleys.
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Here’s a helpful solo drill. Let’s see what you got! Reply back with a video and I’ll provide some tips. Choose your hat wisely 🎩😉👊 #tennisathome How else are you guys #TrainingFromHome @toni.kr8s @giannis_an34 @gianluigibuffon @virat.kohli @tombrady @trevornoah @lukadoncic @swish41 @leomessi @cristiano @alexzverev123 @thisisbillgates @kensingtonroyal @thehughjackman @k.mbappe @hank30nyr @rafaelnadal @cocogauff @davidbeckham @zidane @stephencurry30 @therock @beargrylls @coldplay @djokernole @kingjames @thierryhenry @serenawilliams @lindseyvonn @mikaelashiffrin @valeyellow46 @lewishamilton @iamzlatanibrahimovic @chrishemsworth @justintimberlake
There’s only one condition: you must wear audacious headwear.
Great rival Novak Djokovic was inspired to take up the challenge – but the wall got the better of him in the end. Maybe because he didn’t wear a hat…
Reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and teenage star Coco Gauff also uploaded videos of themselves taking on the ‘Federer Volley Challenge’.
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) April 8, 2020
Martina Navratilova, arguably the greatest volleyer of all time, got in on the action, opting to approach the wall before retreating to showcase all of her skills.
Greatest volleyer of all time https://t.co/a18Dvvzzc9
— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) April 8, 2020
On the other hand, former World No. 1 Andy Roddick – who only came to the net to shake hands during his playing days – isn’t quite ready to post his own video yet…
. @rogerfederer I’d do the backboard challenge, but as you know as well as anyone, I don’t like to volley 🙂
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) April 7, 2020
But the winner of the Federer volley challenge so far might just be UCLA tennis coach Rikus De Villiers – check out this incredible effort!
As the Federer challenge goes, this is next level.
— Blair Henley (@BlairHenley) April 8, 2020
What challenge will Federer have for us next?