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Roger Federer fan wakes up from coma, stunned to see him as top player

Roger Federer was 23 in 2004 and had won only four Grand Slams latest being the US Open title of that year.

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Jesus Aparicio, a Roger Federer fan, woke up from coma after 11 years to a happy surprise.

According to a report in Tennis World, Aparicio was celebrating his 18th birthday 2004 with his friends when he met a car accident. He ended up in coma after the crash.

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He woke up in August this year and memories of the accident flashed back and he phoned his mother to tell her about his health. Apart from this, he could not control asking his mother about his sporting hero — Roger Federer.

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“It came like a flash to my mind and I asked about Roger (Federer). I thought he had retired. When I knew that at 34-years, he is still playing and is number two in the world, I thought they were kidding me. When I heard that he reached 17 slam titles, I put my hands on my face.” said Aparicio.

In 2004, Federer had won his fourth Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows and Aparicio had planned to meet him at Wimbledon 2005.

Unfortunately, the car crash occurred and he went into coma for 11 years. But he watched his hero at the US Open 2015 final which Federer played against Novak Djokovic, a name unheard by Aparicio, at home.

“I was really surprised to see him play well, Djokovic is good.”

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Aparicio was happy despite Federer’s loss and wished he could see Federer play.

“I want to see his match before he retires, perhaps his 18th Slam.”

First published on: 22-09-2015 at 07:09:01 pm
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