Maradona meets Federer and Del Potro

Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona met Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Maradona, an Ambassador for the Dubai Sports Council, is a big tennis fan, and was a keen observer at the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

"Tennis can't be amazing without Roger; The balls which come out of his racket make all people happy." said Maradona.

In meeting with Federer, Maradona declared, “You are the No. 1”. The 1986 World Cup winner had earlier played a few points on court with countryman Juan Martin del Potro.

"It's a pleasure to share moments with Diego," said del Potro. "All the Argentinian people love him, and he's our No. 1 sports representative in the world. To hit some balls with him here in this stadium, it's amazing for me."

"He played really well, not like football, but he can hit the balls with me. It was a funny moment for both of us. He loves tennis. He knows also Federer and Djokovic."

Date: 27th February 2013, Source: ATP


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