The Hush Post|6:33 pm|one-minute-read|
As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were fighting it out at the centre court of All England Lawn Tennis Club when they met in the semi-final of Wimbledon 2019, a kid of about 13 was engrossed in a book.
It was the 40th time the two tennis legends met on the tour and the hype around the Wimbledon 2019 semi-final on Friday hit the roof. 11 years after battling out in a marathon five-setter in the Wimbledon final, Nadal and Federer were at it again in the semi-final. The first set went to a tie-breaker. Nadal made work of Federer’s challenge in the second. Federer came back fighting and put the pressure on Nadal with his one-handed backhand that was doing wonders in London.
— Dèépak (@DeepakB7) July 12, 2019
It was a gripping semi-final. Friday’s semi-final turned out to be another riveting chapter in the history of #Fedal meetings.
However, amid this frenzy, a kid who was at the stand at Centre Court, was caught nonchalantly reading a book. Even the most entertaining battles between two of the most skillful tennis players failed to attract his attention.
— Troll Sports (@TroIISports) July 12, 2019
As expected, the kid became a hot topic on social media as his gesture on Friday left the internet divided. While some pointed out that not many have the luxury to get tickets for a #Fedal Wimbledon match, quite a few defended the kid.
The demand for the semi-final of Wimbledon 2019 between Federer and Nadal was at its highest. The 2nd week tickets that are priced at £185 were sold for up to £7,209.