Tennis legend Roger Federer is making his first appearance in Turkey this week at the inaugural Istanbul Open. And the tournament rolled out the red carpet for the star.
The Swiss has won 84 titles in 18 different countries. Will it be 85 and 19 after this week?
Federer opens play on Wednesday against the winner of Turkey’s Marcel Ilhan and Jarkko Nieminen. Federer and Ilhan will also play an exo match later today.
.@rogerfederer meets the press: "I didn't know that I was this much popular in Turkey. I'm pretty surprised with the huge interest."
— Istanbul Open (@istanbulopen) April 27, 2015
Federer in a mini-tennis promotion:
Federer practicing with Grigor Dimitrov on the 7,500 seat retractable roof stadium court:
Federer arriving at the airport this weekend:
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 27, 2015
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