GERRY WEBER OPEN 2014
Federer/Chiudinelli Draw Full House For Practice
by ATP Staff|
The childhood friends received a walkover in their first-round doubles match against Martin Emmrich and Andreas Seppi after the Italian withdrew with a virus, and headed over to Court 1 Stadium for a hit.
Federer tweeted: "With @mchiudinelli33 aka the MC at practice. We got a walkover for our doubles! Got to work on our game instead! pic.twitter.com/Zxwy3ZQoep"
Spectators quickly filled the stands, with an overflow of fans queuing outside hoping to catch a glimpse, and applauded after each point.
The Swiss duo will play their doubles quarter-final match Thursday against Colombians Alejandro Falla and Santiago Giraldo, in the third match on Court 1. Federer, a six-time singles champion, will begin his Halle defence earlier in the day when he plays Portugal's Joao Sousa in the first match on the main stadium.
Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 11, 2014