Roger Federer’s forward defensive shot floors Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar was highly impressed by Roger Federer’s cricket skills and the legend of the game tweeted his good friend to praise him.Tendulkar was all praise of the Swiss’ hand-eye co-ordination on the grasscoart on Monday during his round-of-16 match with Adrian Mannarino.”As always, great hand-eye co-ordination. @rogerfederer, let’s exchange notes on cricket and tennis after you win your 9th Wimbledon title,” wrote Sachin on Twitter.The Tennis legend was seen going to his front-foot and defending the ball with the middle of his racket after Mannarino returned the ball to him. Mannarion was already handed a point after Federer’s shot landed outside the court.Roger Federer shows off his cricketing skills in WimbledonAs always, great hand-eye co-ordination. @rogerfederer, lets exchange notes on cricket and tennis after you win your 9th @Wimbledon title Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2018Federer also replied to Tendulkar and said that he is ready to take notes now itself.why wait? I’m ready to take notes! @sachin_rt Federer (@rogerfederer) July 10, 2018Wimbledon then took to Twitter and tagged International Cricket Council (ICC), the world cricket’s governing body, to ask how much “ratings” Federer deserved for that forward defence shot.ICC replied with an image of Test rankings for batsmen which showed Federer ranked as the No. 1 in the world.The cricket body also compared Federer’s shot to Sachin Tendulkar and shared the famous Spiderman meme showing Tendulkar meeting Fedrer. ICC captioned the meme: “When greatness recognises greatness.”advertisement*sigh* ok… (@ICC) July 9, 2018When greatness recognises greatness (@ICC) July 9, 2018Federer then went onto reach the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Mannarino.The 20-time Grand Slam champion was in blinding form during the first set, which blazed by in 16 minutes, but after the Swiss missed four break points in the opening game of the second set, Mannarino made more of a match of it.The world number 26 became the first man to reach break points against the 36-year-old at the All England Club this year, but failed to convert any of them as Federer made it to at least the last eight of the grasscourt major for the 16th time.Federer, who has now won 32 sets on the trot, needs one more straight sets victory to break his previous longest streak at the All England Club. He holds the record of 34 consecutive sets at Wimbledon between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.The eight-time champion will next play South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.last_img read more