- Kate Middleton revealed earlier this month that Prince George got a tennis lesson from Roger Federer.
- Federer called the future king “cute,” and said that it was a “big” deal to be considered his favorite tennis player.
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Prince George recently got a tennis lesson from Roger Federer, and is apparently already excelling at the sport.
Kate Middleton spoke about the lesson with former British tennis player Anne Keothavong, while the two took in matches at Wimbledon earlier this month, and added that Federer is now her son’s favorite tennis player. Keothavong in turn told the “Wimbledon Coffee Morning” show.
A host of the show said that the potential future king is “apparently quite a good player.”
Federer himself spoke about the lesson during a press conference on July 4, and said the “cute” prince’s game is “already good.”
Roger Federer talking about being Prince George’s favorite player and revealing that they played together at Grandma and Grandpa Middleton’s home in Bucklebury! pic.twitter.com/Y1oMJQPgOj
— Tea Time With The Cambridges (@TeaCambridges) July 4, 2019
He said the lesson took place at Kate Middleton’s parents’ house in Bucklebury.
“At that stage it’s all about just [touching] the ball…same with my boys,” he said.
As for being Prince George’s favorite tennis player, Federer was it was a “big” deal, but was humble.
“I think that I have a little advantage in that I actually spent some time with him. So maybe [I’m] the only player he’s ever met,” Federer said.
Federer takes on Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final of Wimbledon on Sunday.
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