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Throwback: When Roger Federer played tennis with Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar in IPTL

The Swiss legend, on his short trip to India, had said that he enjoyed eating 'naan'.

Throwback: When Roger Federer played tennis with Deepika Padukone, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar in IPTL

Deepika Padukone and Roger Federer played tennis in 2014

  • Karen Noronha

Last Updated: 05.46 AM, Sep 16, 2022

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Roger Federer shocked all with his retirement from the game of tennis and his announcement came in with a lot of wishes pouring in for the player.

While all remember his achievements on the court, let's recall a time when he visited India in 2014 for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). 

The Swiss legend, on his short trip to the country, had said that he enjoyed eating 'naan'. He had also played tennis with actors Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Deepika Padukone.

While the actress was paired with Federer, they played a mixed doubles game against Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza in the Indian leg of the IPTL in New Delhi.

In fact, he even shook a leg with actress Deepika Padukone to a Bollywood song.

Talking about the retirement of the player, he, in a heartfelt post on social media said that the upcoming Laver Cup will be his last assignment.

He stated that his battles with a knee problem had forced him to take this decision. He was out of action since the quarter-final loss he had faced at Wimbledon in 2021. He had undergone his third knee surgery in 18 months. "The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event," Federer had tweeted.

His illustrious career saw the 41-year-old win 20 Grand Slam titles. His fellow tennis legend Serena Williams, who has not clearly stated her retirement, had also said that she was "evolving" away from the game. 

In fact, after Federer's announcement, the 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams welcomed Federer into "the retirement club."

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