Roger Federer joins Italian youth who played tennis from the rooftop during lockdown
Roger Federer joins Italian youth who played tennis from the rooftop during lockdown
Screen grab/ ATP/ Twitter

As the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world, everyone had to find ways to do the things they loved doing. Two young girls from Italy, for example, amazed the Internet back in April after a video of them playing tennis from two different rooftops went viral.

They were 13-year-old Vittoria and 11-year-old Carola. Now, almost after three months, Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer paid a surprise visit to the duo.

The video of the visit was posted by ATP Tour.

Watch the video here:

In the video, Federer also revealed he had another surprise for the girls. In partnership with Barilla, he is sending them to the Rafael Nadal Academy by Movistar for summer camp.

In the video, one can hear Federer saying, "Personally for me, that was a very special moment in my career as a tennis player."

"To surprise a fan, or children, like I was able to with Carola and Vittoria today," he added.

When the tennis club in Finale Ligure, a small town in northern Italy, closed at the beginning of March, as part of Italy's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, its coaches challenged their young players to find inventive ways to keep training and to film themselves doing it.

The result was a series of videos posted on the Tennisclub Finale Facebook page. For the challenge, Vittoria, 14, and Carola, 11, climbed onto the rooftop terraces of their buildings to play the game.

The original video of Carola and Vittoria was an instant hit on social media, earning nearly seven million views on Twitter, 1.3 million views on Facebook and almost 450,000 views on Instagram within a day of publishing.

🎾🎾Tennis e Coronavirus... vittoria Oliveri e Carola Pessina sui tetti di Finale..🎾🎾 ❤️TC FINALE

Posted by Tennisclub Finale on Friday, April 17, 2020

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