Roger Federer played tennis with Mickey Mouse and we’re not sure who was more excited

Roger Federer played tennis with Mickey Mouse and we’re not sure who was more excited

Roger Federer played tennis with Mickey Mouse and we’re not sure who was more excited

Roger Federer is a 19-time major champion in tennis, but he faced something entirely different when on the court in Shanghai.

The Wimbledon and Australian Open champion played a super-fun version of tennis with Disney favourites Mickey Mouse and Goofy in front of a huge crowd at the ATP Tour event in Shanghai.

He even gave some missed shots reactions worthy of a place in the Mickey Mouse Club.

The game and frivolity came as Federer was issued a bye in the first round, leaving him free to play his Disney opponents – complete with disco lighting and music.

Federer also joined Mickey and Goofy in a series of challenges.

He had to run to the net balancing a giant tennis ball on an oversized racket before taking over coaching duties as a number of children joined the on-court fun.

But the capers didn’t stop there for the dad of four.

The 36-year-old showed his ace moves as he joined Mickey and Goofy for a victory dance.

Federer’s Disney warm up comes ahead of his October 11 clash in the Shanghai Masters with Diego Scheartzman in the round of 32.

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