Roger Federer Among The Tennis Stars At An LA Lakers Game Friday Night
by Tom Gainey | March 5th, 2016, 12:46 pm

As tennis descends upon Indian Wells next week, several stars took time off the court to enjoy a taste of the entertainment scene in the LA area.

Roger Federer won’t be playing the event, but the Swiss arrived last weekend in LA after enjoying a weekend at the Oscars he joined good friend Tommy Haas courtside at an LA Lakers-Atlanta Hawks game Friday night.

Always a blast with @rogerfederer #pals #lakers #craigs #villa #threeletterword :)

A photo posted by tommy haas (@tommyhaasofficial) on

Federer also met with Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha and former great Dominique Wilkins.

Milos Raonic, who’s been recovering from injury, was also there. We know he’s a big basketball fan.


A photo posted by Milos Raonic (@mraonic) on

And budding superstar and California native Taylor Fritz also made an appearance.

“We talked about tennis, scheduling and what we’re up to,” Fritz told the ATP. “I chatted a little about soccer with Federer. They’re both really good guys. I definitely wasn’t expecting to run into them.”

Fritz also met some of the players as well.

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14 Comments for Roger Federer Among The Tennis Stars At An LA Lakers Game Friday Night

skeezer Says:

NBA with the GOAT and other Tennis Greats….lovin it ;).
Love the exposure for Tennis…it’s a good thing.

Markus Says:

After a long and hectic day of delivering pizza, it’s nice to have a break and see these refreshing pictures. Looking forward to a great career for Taylor Fritz, something akin to Roger’s.

Humble Rafa Says:

Humble understands that each sport has its stars. I don’t want to steal their thunder.

skeezer Says:

^nor Oklahoma’s, no? Fish on oh Humble Master…

Tennisfan Says:

Lucky Fritz, being blessed with looks and talent lol. I think for sure he will make the top 10 this year if he keeps this level of play. It’s exciting to finally see some youngsters meeting their potential.

Tennisfan Says:

Top 20**

Green Lady Says:

Nice pictures,but the irritating thing with men,is when you see them with their hands in their pockets pulling down the crotch so the trousers are hanging down low at the front and back,it looks like a child thats soiled themselves,such a turn off,Taylor please pull your trousers up its not a good look.

Van Persie Says:

Tennisfan, Fritz will probably make it top 20, but after Sascha Zverev….this guy is by far more talented, and plays so agressively

Tennisfan Says:

Tbh I don’t think I’ve seen Zverev play enough to comment a lot on his game; but I definitely agree he’s more aggressive than Fritz at the moment. It will be interesting to see how they compare down the line.

Van Persie Says:

Tbh, I have also watched only some highlights from a few matches from Taylor, but I guess it was enough to compare a bit the styles. Both guys are 18, and a lot could change in theyr playing style. Would be interesting to see them play against eachother. We will probably have a rivalry here ;)

ahb Says:

I agree – they are refreshing pictures.

jalep Says:

Van Persie, Tennisfan –

Just looked it up. The difference between Sascha and Taylor is only a little more than 6 months. Sascha turns 19 in April. Taylor turned 18 late October. But a bigger gap is when they turned pro: Sascha in 2013 and Taylor in 2015. Taylor was going to go to college but made the decision not to last fall – thank goodness! So he’s new to the tour.

I’ve followed Taylor since his challenger victories last fall but Memphis was when he won his first ATP main draw matches. He made the final v Kei Nishikori there in a challenger-ish draw. Also followed him in Acapulco where he made QF’s in a much stronger draw – he beat Querrey and Chardy.

It will be a big rivalry in the future, if we are lucky! Sascha has a far more developed game, at this point — but Taylor is making good progress. Taylor isn’t ready to beat the likes of Giles Simon or Marin Cilic, like Sascha just did on European hc, tho. Sascha #58. Taylor #81.

Also have been following the teens in top 100 WTA. Feisty Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) is my favorite. But hardly anyone follows WTA on these websites. I talk to myself about it!

Van Persie Says:

Jalep, thank you very much for all these information

danica Says:

Sasha!!! My next fave ;). Incredibly talented young gun.

I watched his father in Davis Cup against Yugoslavia some 30 year ago in the same arena the match against Kazakhstan was played this weekend. Gosh, time flies! :/

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