Roger Federer's 'press conference' with second-graders

The kids, delighted by Federer's presence, asked him about his "coolest move on the tennis court"; if he's had pets; what he eats for breakfast; if he has a "happy dance" when he wins, among other things.

Roger Federer is set to play his first round match at the Indian Wells Masters against Stephane Robert.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Ahead of his first match at the Indian Wells Masters, Roger Federer took questions from 50 second-graders, in an interaction, organised by BNP Paribas, the title sponsor.

The kids, delighted by Federer's presence, asked him about his "coolest move on the tennis court"; if he's had pets; what he eats for breakfast; if he has a "happy dance" when he wins, among other things.

Federer then engaged them in a group push-up when a kid asked him "how strong are you?"

"I hope I want to be like 90-years-old," he joked, answering a pair of kids who asked him how old he wants to be when he stops playing. "May be for another five years? That would be an absolute dream," he added after a brief thought.

 

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