SHANGHAI ROLEX MASTERS 2013
Federer Lights Up The Twittersphere
by ATP Staff|
Roger Federer showed his humorous side when the Swiss player took to Twitter for an impromptu interview session on Tuesday, fielding fan questions on everything from his travel wish list, to favourite TV shows, to his shoe size. Federer is in China this week participating in the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
The 32 year old, who joined Twitter earlier this year, opened up about a variety of topics by taking questions using the "#AskRF" hashtag, including ones about his handwriting (“awkward”), teaching tennis to his daughters (“they don’t listen”), and which actor he would like to portray him in a film (“Leonardo DiCaprio”):
@einlele: #AskRF how is your handwriting like?
@rogerfederer: .@einlele I sort of write half cursive half not, which is kind of awkward.
@logelfedelel: @rogerfederer do you watch any TV shows? WHat is your favorite? #AskRF
@rogerfederer: .@logelfedelel I loved watching LOST, Prison Break, Entourage and Heroes. And then I had kids. #cyaTV #askRF
@NW_Cross: @rogerfederer Country you have never visited but would like to? #askRF
@rogerfederer: .@NW_Cross Cambodia, Vietnam, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Norway, Hungary and plenty more #askrf
@logelfedelel: Who do you think should play you in a movie? #AskRF
@rogerfederer: .@logelfedelel I'd be honored if @LeoDiCaprio played me in a movie #NotGonnaHappen :)
@rihanthony: @rogerfederer I'm bored in a Chemistry lecture so please tweet me?! #AskRF
@rogerfederer: @rihanthony focus. i don't check my phone during matches :)
@_rafanadalfanbr: I think you should say "hi" to me! #askrf
@rogerfederer: @_rafanadalfanbr well i think you should change your twitter account name #deal?
@Saskaurrr: @rogerfederer If you could, would you rather play a match on the bottom of the ocean or in space? #AskRF
@rogerfederer .@Saskaurrr In space we'd need only 1 ball #cyaLaterBall #AskRF
Federer’s candid answers boosted the #askRF hashtag into a trending topic on Twitter. Even fellow tennis professionals paid attention to the former World No. 1.
Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, also entered in the Shanghai Rolex Masters, chimed in with a comment about his “locker room neighbour”.
@daniela_neuquen: Hi Roger!!!! what's your opinion about Juan Martin Del Potro ?? #askRF"
@rogerfederer: .@daniela_neuquen @delpotrojuan is the man. great win in tokyo.
@delpotrojuan: @rogerfederer You are the only one, my locker-room neighbour.
Federer had previously answered fan questions through Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” service.
The Shanghai Rolex Masters, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, is held 7-12 October in Shanghai, China. Federer plays his opening round against Andreas Seppi on Wednesday.