Roger Federer, an Olympic gold medalist and arguably the greatest tennis player of all time (or No. 2, according to the official Association of Tennis Professionals ranking), got schooled by a child.
And you can watch it happen here:
It went down during an exhibition (i.e. just for fun) match Federer played against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden, after a 12-year-old challenged Federer from the crowd:
Federer was game and probably expected to mop the court with this kid:
But clearly the kid plays. The match seemed fairly even -- if you ignore the fact that Federer could have probably wailed the ball back at the tween at 100mph, but where would the fun be in that? -- until Federer rushed the net:
Perfectly setting this kid up for a killer lob:
Boom. And in jeans, no less! Dimitrov seemed pleased:
For more tennis fun, watch Serena Williams sing karaoke with Laverne Cox: