Popular tennis video creator @neparutennis was trying an around-the-net passing shot, Roger Federer style, when the ball rebounded off the net pole and boomeranged back to strike him in his lower abs, resulting in a painful gasp and a sudden fall.
The Japanese social media star, who regularly creates and posts funny tennis videos on TikTok, remarked “tennis, the best sport in the world” under his latest clip, as commenting users left no mercy while ridiculing him for his unsuccessful antics.
You can watch the video below:
Roger Federer and his Inimitable Tweener
A few days ago, @neparutennis had also tried to imitate Roger Federer’s famous tweener from 2009 against Novak Djokovic. Once again, the Japanese creator not only fell miserably short of Federer’s perfection but also seemingly hit himself in the groin area with his own racquet.
Japan has had a fairly popular tennis culture after one of their star players, Kei Nishikori, broke into the ATP top ten and also managed to reach the finals of the US Open.
A popular Japanese manga series called ‘The Prince of Tennis’ enjoyed massive fame worldwide and was even adapted into a Chinese Netflix show by the same name, enacted by real people set across the Chinese school sports system. Both shows ran for more than 40 episodes.
Federer recently retired from tennis after his last professional outing at the 2022 Laver Cup in London where he was carried atop players’ shoulders in an emotional farewell. After the tournament, the Swiss maestro plans to play in exhibition matches and possibly even commentate at Wimbledon in the future.
Despite Team Europe losing to Team World at the end of it all, Federer said he was happy despite being on the losing side and was looking forward to life after tennis.
“I lost my job, but I’m very happy. I’m good. I’m really good. That’s the ironic part, is everybody thinks about happy fairy-tale endings, you know? And for me, actually it ended up being that but in a way that I never thought was going to happen,” Federer recently told the New York Times.