17-time major winner, Roger Federer reached the US Open second round on Tuesday. Playing in his 60th successive Grand Slam, Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014.
He defeated Australia`s Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in New York. Talking after the match he said that it was a bit more difficult than he thought in the third set. Federer is now going to face another Australian Sam Groth in second round.
Second seeded Federer may have hit 10 aces and 41 winners to win the game however it was basketball legend Michael Jordan cheering Federer who stole the attention. Jordan sat in the second row cheering for Federer near Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
The two legends clicked a photo together and announced that they had collaborated together on a Nike tennis shoe. Speaking to Style.com, Jordan said that about an year ago he heard that Roger wanted to design and wear a Jordan shoe on the court and being a Federer fan, he thought that this is a really unique and special collaboration.
Federer was wearing the designed white sneakers with a red Air Jordan logo during the U.S. Open match. Federer has been a Jordan fan since high school and he even had a Jordan poster in his room. A teenage Roger Federer had a poster of Michael Jordan in his room. This was tweeted by Tennis History on Twitter.
Roger Federer also launched his Instagram account with the help of Jordan.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) August 26, 2014
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 27, 2014