That’s when the current #4-ranked player in the world appeared out of nowhere — AND THE LOOK ON THE GIRLS’ FACES IS PRICELESS!!! “We cannot believe it, Federer is on our rooftop!!!”
The moment was awesome — they took selfies, they chatted … but naturally, some shots came up short and became a hazard down below. 📍 Liguria, Italy 🇮🇹 @rogerfederer #TheRooftopMatch pic.twitter.com/a7FfCSkvr0— Barilla (@Barilla) July 31, 2020
Yeah, it’s a cheap publicity stunt for a pasta company — but you can’t fake the excitement the girls had when their tennis hero showed up out of nowhere!! Federer and the girls successfully volleyed for a bit … Fast forward to July … Barilla/Twitter
The whole surprise was coordinated by the Barilla pasta company –which explains why everyone scarfed down noodles after the match! During the interview, both girls praised Roger as their favorite player — with Vittoria saying, “If I were to meet him, I would jump on him or I would be starstruck! again! BACKSTORY — During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, 13-year-old Vittoria and 11-year-old Carola went SUPER VIRAL for their rooftop match, which took place on top of two buildings in Liguria, Italy. Incredible to see… Roger Federer just surprised ’em for a special rooftop match — and the video rules! Federer also hooked up his new friends with another incredible experience — 2 entries to Rafael Nadal’s tennis camp!! One of the most spectacular and unusual tennis matches we have seen in a while. the girls were told they were going to be interviewed by the news media about their viral moment — not knowing Roger Federer was secretly waiting behind the scenes! The video was shared all over the world — with people giving ’em huge props for finding a way to play even though courts were closed. and then they played rooftop tennis!!! 7/31/2020 8:40 AM PT
YO, THIS IS AWESOME!! Remember those two girls who went viral for playing rooftop tennis at their apartment buildings in Italy back in April?! No one cared about that though — the lost balls are probably collector’s items now! Awesome!!!