Roger Federer held a charity event at Rod Laver Arena last night and I was lucky enough to attend. The night was called Roger Federer & Friends and it kicked off with some interviews with Australian stars, Tony Roche, Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter.
The main event was to be an exhibition match between Federer and Jo Wilfried Tsonga, but first both those men needed warming up. Tsonga was lucky enough to get Rafter to hit with before the match. As someone who didn't watch tennis before Federer became a force, it was interesting to see how simply Rafter's swing is. He reminded me of golf's Ernie Els, who is nicknamed 'The Big Easy'.
With Tsonga warmed up, we all wondered who was going to warm up Federer. Lleyton was in a suit, (and Brisbane probably a little too fresh), so perhaps it would be Fed's old coach, Tony Roche? Nope, out of the tunnel came none other than Rod Laver, dressed in his tennis whites.