WATCH: When Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Others Showed Their Singing Talent at Indian Wells

Published 10/05/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOVEMBER 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland smiles with fans during an exhibition game between Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer at Arena Parque Roca on November 20, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)


Outside of competing at the tennis court, tennis players are often spotted sharing some great moments with each other, and we are all aware of the bond Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal share off the court. In a throwback video, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, and Tommy Haas are seen singing a song and enjoying the moments.

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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Grigor Dimitrov singing a classic 80s song

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At Indian Wells 2017, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, and Tommy Haas were seen cherishing some great moments during their free time. The players showed their singing skills as they sang a classic 80s song called “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” Afterward, Federer shared this clip on Twitter.

When asked about the video, Federer said, “I actually didn’t know the lyrics very well, so we were reading on the iPhone. And next thing you know, it’s like, this is too funny not to put it on social media. So we put it out there. People had a blast over it, laughed at us, and I thought it was great.”

The Swiss also added, “as we regrouped here, we thought we could do it again, but this time kind of on a playback, making the boys actually sound nice and not like cats and dogs singing, like in Australia. Now it sounds somewhat okay. It’s still so bad, yet I think it’s actually so good.”

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Federer won the 2017 Indian Wells

Roger Federer had an exceptionally breathtaking 2017 season as he ended his Grand Slam drought since 2012. He triumphed at two Grand Slam titles, Australian Open and Wimbledon. He then entered the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as a complete favorite.

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Without dropping a single set throughout the competition, Federer claimed the title at Indian Wells. On his way, he defeated the Spaniard in the fourth round and received a walkover against Nick Kygrios in the quarter-finals. In the finals, he faced his fellow countryman, Stan Wawrinka. Federer had complete command of the match and went on to crush Wawrinka in a straight-set victory 6-4, 7-5.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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