The owner of a men’s-record 20 Grand Slam singles titles previously posted clips of himself hitting against a wall in the snow, including around-the-back and through-the-leg-‘tweener trick shots.
This time, the 38-year-old Federer donned an all-white outfit — perhaps a nod to Wimbledon, the grass-court tournament he’s won eight times, which was canceled for 2020 last week — replete with a white panama hat with black band, stood near the green wall and volleyed against it.
He tapped the ball more than 200 times during the test of reflex and form in the 59-second video.
Within six hours, Federer’s clip garnered more than 1 million views, and his post drew more than 1,300 replies. Some of those responses came from celebrities and fellow star athletes, including Lindsey Vonn, Toni Kroos and Hugh Jackman.