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Months after Insanely Viral Roger Federer Photo, BlackPink Squad Member Stuns Fans with a Tennis Surprise

Published 05/23/2023, 5:06 PM EDT

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The eccentric worlds of tennis and K-pop collided when tennis legend Roger Federer met the beloved K-pop group Blackpink by chance. The collaboration’s aftermath has fans scratching their heads in awe. Fans of Blackpink were surprised to learn, months after the photo went viral on social media, that one of the members had taken up an unexpected new hobby – tennis! Rosé, the group’s talented vocalist, excitedly shared her newfound passion for the sport on her Instagram story.

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Rosé had grown up admiring the astounding achievements of the prominent Swiss player. She mentioned in her Insta story that she had started taking tennis lessons and was adjusting her technique. This intriguing discovery has left many wondering if it has anything to do with the previous meeting between the tennis legend and the K-pop sensation.

After Blackpink’s iconic meetup with Roger Federer, Rosé starts training on the court


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After Blackpink’s memorable encounter with Roger Federer, Rosé felt particularly inspired to embark on a new journey. The artist, who is known for her captivating stage presence, sought to prove her physical abilities by playing tennis. Continuing Federer’s honor and skill on the court, Rosé quickly realized the sacrifice required to succeed in the sport. Determined and ambitious, she follows the example of her idol and trains professionally to master the intricacies of the sport. In her recent Insta story, she shared a clip of her tennis training with all her fans worldwide.

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Her most recent story is a snapshot of her dedication to tennis lessons and willingness to share experiences with fans as she continues to improve her skills on the tennis court.


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Her candid admissions underscore her dedication to improving her technique. The artist also shared her eagerness to identify and correct any flaws in her form. On her Instagram Story, Rosé expressed an epiphany she had during training.

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She wrote, “Beginning of my lesson. (Learnt that I was doing a weird ballerina point at the end of my swings. Haha.)”

At their meet up, the K-pop star had expressed her overwhelmed feelings and called Federer her childhood hero. Their interaction was certainly a memorable moment for her. The K-Pop star had admired Federer’s excellence and skill on the tennis court since she was a child.


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The exciting fan favorite collab between Federer and Blackpink

The Swiss Maestro broke the internet in January when he collaborated up with K-pop group members Jennie Kim, Lalisa Manobal, Jisoo and Rose. Federer was in attendance at an event in Paris, and the Korean girl group performed at the concert “Le Gala des Pieces Jaunes”. Federer later shared the memorable moment on his social media accounts. He mentioned that his kids encouraged him to post the photo with BlackPink.


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This has fans wondering if Federer has officially become BLINK, BlackPink’s official fan name. Even the American tennis sensation Coco Gauff expressed her curiosity about Federer’s latest post and commented, “Blink????” The combination of these two global icons has caused quite a stir on social media, demonstrating the power of mutual admiration across different entertainment fields.

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Written by:

Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon


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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.
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Tony Thomas