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Roger Federer gets ready for US swing with 24 hours in New York

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Roger Federer spent 24 hours in New York ahead of the start of the US swing on his sponsor Uniqlo’s initiative. Roger played chess with a chessmaster, tried his hand at making pizza, visited a famous art museum, and made some kids really happy.

Footage of Roger Federer’s New York journey

Firstly, the Swiss icon played chess with a very young master of the sport.

“Roger Federer goes to Columbus Park to face off against an unlikely opponent—chess master Tani Adewumi. This young immigrant from Nigeria learned the game while living in a shelter in NYC. Already a master, he has his sights set on becoming grandmaster before fourteen. Let’s see how the maestro does,” Uniqlo describes the episode.

Next, Federer explored how pizza is made.

“What trip to New York would be complete without a slice of pizza? And, for Roger, not just any slice will do. He stops in at Scarr’s Pizza where the man himself, Scarr Pimentel shows Roger how his magic is made and helps Roger with his toss,” Uniqlo describes the episode.

Also, Federer fed his artistic side.

“Join Roger, a lifelong art fan, for a special tour behind-the-scenes at The Museum of Modern Art. Spend a peaceful moment with him in the famed gallery that houses Claude Monet’s beloved Water Lilies, and follow along in the Conservation Center as he discovers one of the Museum’s most rarely seen and fascinating spaces where conservators maintain and restore MoMA’s iconic works,” Uniqlo describes.

Last but not least, Roger surprised some kids that once thanked him with a heartwarming video.

“When Roger retired from the tennis tour, the kids of the Cary Leeds Center made him a special thank-you video. Now Roger was able to personally thank them with a surprise visit and hit session on their home court!” Uniqlo describes.

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