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Indian fans want Federer to `ride elephants, rickshaws and bathe in Ganges` during visit

08:16 AM Jun 01, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

London: Indian fans want 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who is all set to star in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) launches as part of the Indian Aces, to ride elephants, rickshaws and take a dip in Ganges during his visit.

Initially Rafael Nadal had been selected to be a part of the Indian Aces but due to the Spanish’s tennis ace’s illness Federer has received a late call up as his replacement to take part in the inaugural money-spinning IPTL launches.

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After breaking the news via his Twitter account, Federer asked his followers to Photoshop him in places to visit while in India, The Mirror reported.

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The followers heeded his call and took the Swiss tennis ace on a virtual tour of India, and Photoshoped Federer to various Indian tourist spots. A Tweeter user tweeted that there is the new one for Federer and that is ‘Riding Elephants’. Another tweet asked Federer to not forget to take a dip in the Ganges.

One more Twitter user posted that Federer must lead an expedition into the dunes of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan as it is his destiny.

Another Tweet said that Federer should take a Selfie while gorging on Jalebis, sweet pretzels in hot sugar syrup, adding that he would love it. A user also tweeted that Federer should not forget to take a ‘Rickshaw’.

All these tweets were in response to Federer’s initial post that said that he is looking forward to playing two matches in Delhi on December 7th and 8th, adding that he is beyond excited.

His tweet also added that maybe his followers could help ‘#PhotohsopRF’ and show him where he should visit and he would retweet the best pictures.

The IPTL is made up of four teams; the Manilla Mavericks a side containing the likes of Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova, U.A.E. Falcons with Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki, Singapore Lions boasts Serena Williams and Berdych while the Indian Aces claim Federer, the report added.

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