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Federer Turns Tables On Twitter Fans

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Federer© AFP/Getty ImagesRoger Federer is in Paris for the BNP Paribas Masters.

Roger Federer’s fan interactions on Twitter reached another level on Tuesday when the Swiss player reversed roles with his followers, asking them questions through the social media platform and retweeting his favourite responses.

Federer, competing in the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, posed questions about everything from tennis rules, to dream sports pairings, to fans' favourite photographs.

@rogerfederer: I enjoyed  #AskRF last time. But lets mix it up and reverse the Q&A. I'd like to ask YOU guys some questions and RT the best answers #AskedRF

@rogerfederer:
If you could change one rule in Tennis, what would it be? #AskedRF
@seojimbo: Going to the towel after every point. Enough already, man.

@rogerfederer:
If you could watch me play any other athlete in any other sport (other than our own sport), what sport and what athlete? For example, it'd be fun to play ping pong with @KingJames #AskedRF
@TNe2F @rogerfederer You playing pétanque with @tonyparker ?
@SourceSyndicate @rogerfederer would love to see Mohammah Ali [sic] and Roger Federer in a pillow fight since both float like a butterfly and sting like a bee

@rogerfederer: What's the most awesome photograph of a tennis match? #AskedRF
‏@RFed1: @rogerfederer #AskedRF pic.twitter.com/vlqudY12HJ

Federer’s twist on the traditional Q&A turned the #AskedRF hashtag into a worldwide trending topic on Twitter 20 minutes after the session began. Even tennis insiders took notice, with Darren Cahill commenting on the phenomenon and Federer's countryman Stanislas Wawrinka responding to one of the questions.

@darren_cahill: The Federer has hijacked twitter.

@rogerfederer: What country are you from and choose 3 words that best describe it? #AskedRF
@stanwawrinka Switzerland : Federer, Chocolate, Bank ...

The 32-year-old Federer had previously held court with an #AskRF session, and had also answered fan questions through Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” service.

Federer, the fifth seed at the Paris ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, will face Kevin Anderson in a second round match on Wednesday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion makes his final push in Bercy to secure a record-equalling 12th consecutive appearance in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

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