It was a nerve-wracking semi-final at Wimbledon 2019 when two of the greatest tennis players of all time met for an epic clash. A vintage display by Roger Federer took him past Rafael Nadal into his 12th Wimbledon final and all 15,000 enraptured fans on the Centre Court couldn’t keep calm as they witnessed an epic ‘Fedal’ match after eleven years. However, one kid seemed to be unfazed by all the frenzy and now has got everyone talking online.
After the historic match of 2008, the two legends met again at the Wimbledon and the excitement surrounding the #Fedal40 was at its peak both on the court and off it. The crowd gave both their heroes standing ovations and prayed for an encore. Amid such high emotions, the cameras pointed to a young kid sitting in the stands with eyes glued to a book!
— JACK (@Jackariahtjr) July 12, 2019
Soon, the photo of the young boy dressed in a floral shirt went viral online and got an array of reactions. While some were amazed at how the kid could concentrate so much amid all the cheering, others opined it must be the most interesting book in the world. While some cracked jokes, tennis buffs felt it was a waste of a ticket.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the child reading a book at Wimbledon during ‘Fedal’ match.
Can’t believe commentators were giving a kid in the audience flack for reading a book at #Wimbledon – least it wasn’t an ipad – kudos to any kid picking up a book these days……#federervsnadal pic.twitter.com/JwM4cnrMNt
— Mark A. Thomson (@MarkAlanThomson) July 13, 2019
The Kid: I love reading books more anything in this world.
Me: That can’t be true in every case. What if you’re watching Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal in their first ever #Wimbledon semi-final?
— Nikhil Deshpande (@Chaseeism) July 13, 2019
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) July 13, 2019
Shout out to the kid in the crowd at the Federer-Nadal match, utterly engrossed in a book
— Timothy Boudreau (@tcboudreau) July 12, 2019
— TeJaS PaTiL (@tazzpatil) July 12, 2019
Hope everyone’s #SummerReading is going well & that you’re not distracted from your goals! You never know where your next favorite reading spot will be!
It’s the Federer vs. Nadal semifinal and this kid is reading a book! #goals #Wimbledon @FremdEnglish @ginaenk @FrauSoto99 pic.twitter.com/ULwxX79EWN
— Srta. Ashley Soriano (@SorianoSpanish) July 12, 2019
— Ashish TV Slams (@ashishtvslams) July 12, 2019
— Sadhika Pandey (@sadhika_pandey) July 12, 2019
— शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् (@Shiv_Linga) July 12, 2019
— Noel Mc Govern (@noelmickedy) July 12, 2019
They say readers are leaders and all, but are you kidding me?!!?! Tickets selling for upwards of $10,000 and this kid is catching up on his reading? #Wimbledon #FedererNadal pic.twitter.com/OSnRk6q95d
— Stephen ✞ Ⓥ (@stephenKmonty) July 12, 2019
— Dèépak (@DeepakB7) July 12, 2019
— Sport News (@BestFutbolGoal) July 12, 2019
— Sameer Deshmukh (@docsamdeshmukh) July 12, 2019
— Abhishek (@abhi3627) July 12, 2019
— Ash Williams (@ashwilliams1) July 13, 2019
— 🦁 (@adampolacco_) July 12, 2019
There is a boy reading a book at Centre Court instead of watching the match?! Can I meet his parents please, would like to have a word or two or 20. #Wimbledon
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) July 12, 2019
— 🔰 Melaku Habtu 🔰 (@Melaku_habtu) July 12, 2019
In case, everyone is wondering the book the kid was reading, it’s Viking Myths & Sagas.
— Jo Ⓥ (@PhoenixJo47) July 12, 2019
#Wimbledon Nadal Federer
When you’re using your phone and suddenly your mom pops in pic.twitter.com/uRH1Q1MGwe
— Sarcastic Tweets™ (@Sarcastic_DNA) July 12, 2019
— Trupti (@kanadetrupti) July 13, 2019
The 40th career meeting between the Federer and Nadal, who have 38 Grand Slam titles between them, saw the 37-year-old Swiss seize control to claim a 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory to progress into the final where he would face Novak Djokovic.