While Tennis sensation Roger Federer has millions of fans across the world, he has one special fan in Seville, Spain who, after waking up from an 11-year-long coma, was surprised that the Swiss star is not only still playing the game, but is a 17 times grand slam champion.
Aparicio woke up just before the US Open Final and was stunned to hear that his idol, tennis maestro Roger Federer was not only going to part of the US Open 2015 Final, but till date has won 17 Grand Slams.
Aparicio, who was was involved in a car accident back in December 2004, woke up on August 27 2015, curious not only about what was happening in the world but also about Tennis and his favourite player Roger Federer. When his Mom told him about Federer, the youngster was stunned. He said:
“It came like a flash to my mind and I asked about Roger. I thought he had retired. When I knew that at 34 years, he is still playing and is number two in the world, I thought they were kidding me. When I heard that he reached 17 Grand Slam titles, I put my hands on my face,”
Aparicio had just tuned 18 when his car went off road in 2004. At that time, Roger Federer was 23 and had just defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the US Open. The win had capped his season in which he won three Grand Slam titles and ascended to World No. 1 ranking for the first time.
While Aparicio did go on to watch the US Open final between the Swiss legend and Novak Djokovic, his hero was denied his 18th title in a hard fought match. Talking about the Finals, Aparicio said:
“I was really surprised to see him play well, Djokovic is good. I want to see his match before he retires, perhaps his 18th Slam,”
The story first came to light on September 21 this year when Spanish sports website Puntodebreak.com first reported the story and was later picked up by Tennis World,