Roger Federer gives young fan headband after Wimbledon first round match, wins hearts
Roger Federer obliged a request from a young fan after beating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in straight sets in his first round man’s singles match at Wimbledon on Monday.tennis Updated: Jul 03, 2018 12:27 IST
The Swiss great, who is seeking his ninth Wimbledon man’s singles crown, looked in imperious form and finished the match in one hour and 19 minutes to advance into the second round.
But aside from his flawless performance, Federer also showed his class and won everyone’s hearts with a touching gesture towards a young fan after the conclusion of the match.
As the 36-year-old was signing autographs for fans after finishing the match, a young girl from crowd came and stood in front of him, displaying a banner reading “ROGER CAN I HAVE YOUR HEADBAND PLEEEASE!!”
Much to the girl’s delight, the Swiss ace obliged her request and gave his new headband to her. The video of Federer handing his headband to the girl was shared by Wimbledon’s official YouTube channel.
Federer’s gesture once again made him the darling of social media as reactions from fans poured in on Twitter, hailing him as a true gentleman both on and off the field.
That was my daughter who received the headband. She is a MASSIVE fed fan and is absolutely thrilled. Thank you @rogerfederer. She will never forget this moment for the rest of her life. #goat #federer https://t.co/N1Az6oZAS5— Abhijeet Joshi (@abhijeet_joshi) July 2, 2018
They were asking for it... And she got it.— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) July 2, 2018
This cute little girl is the first ever to have a Roger Federer headband designed by Uniqlo. pic.twitter.com/E4zN89MRfa
What a gent is @rogerfederer finding a headband for that little girl.— Sonia Russell (@soniarussell195) July 2, 2018
First Published: Jul 03, 2018 12:22 IST