Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone cheered for legendary tennis player Roger Federer, who won the Wimbledon title for the eighth time in a row. The actors were away from London and busy in their respective schedules, but they made sure to witness the magic. Apart from them, actors like Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal and Pooja Hegde watched the match live.
IIFA 2017 fever is just over, most of the film industry stars are still in the hangover. Few celebrities decided to give this Bollywood celebration a miss and rather attended Wimbledon championship to witness the win of legendary tennis player Roger Federer. As soon as Roger registered the historic eighth Wimbledon title, celebrities took to Twitter and could not resist from joining the champion in the moment. Deepika Padukone took to Twitter and wrote,”what an absolute legend!@rogerfederer”. Amitabh Bachchan gave a throwback to the moment when he had the honour of meeting the champion.
Tamil star Dhanush took to Twitter and wrote, “Great honour witnessing Federer win 19 th grand slam.” Joining him in wishing Federer was Farhan Akhtar who chose to miss IIFA like many of his contemporaries and wrote, “Witnessing a Federer masterclass in tennis.. #Wimbeldon2017 #MensFinal #FedererVsCilic.” Irrfan Khan wrote, “Federer completely did roger that 😜@rogerfederer #wimbledon #wimbledonfinal” Apart from them, Kajal Aggarwal and Mohenjo Daro actor Pooja Hegde, whose last film DJ Duvvada Jagganatham was a hit, was among the few who attended the epic moment.
Rahul Bose too shared his feelings over Twitter. He tweeted, “Federer completely did roger that 😜@rogerfederer #wimbledon #wimbledonfinal”
Roger Federer has collected yet another milestone and made history on Sunday when he beat Marin Cilic in 1 hour and 41 minutes to win his eighth Wimbledon title.
Great honour witnessing Federer win 19 th grand slam. #goat
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 16, 2017
— Prashant Kawadia💗🆎 (@prashantkawadia) July 16, 2017
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 16, 2017
what an absolute legend!@rogerfederer https://t.co/UpgZqUHGvX
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) July 16, 2017
On his win, Federer said, “I always believed that I could maybe come back and do it again. And if you believe, you can go really, really far in your life, and I did that. And I’m happy I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today for the eighth. It’s fantastic.”