After 20 Grand Slam victories, a couple Olympic medals and frequently being the No. 1 men’s player in the world throughout his career, Roger Federer is obviously one of the best to ever hit the tennis court.
And despite table tennis being an entirely different sport, it kind of employs some of the same skills, and, of course, Federer is pretty great with a paddle and smaller ball too.
The 40-year-old Swiss tennis player — who is now tied with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for the most Grand Slam titles in men’s singles — recently pulled out of multiple tournaments, including the Tokyo Olympics, as he continues to recover from two surgeries in 2020 on his right knee. And with the U.S. Open just a couple weeks away, he told the Agence France-Presse that a timeline for his return “is still a bit uncertain.”
But Federer’s table tennis skills remain impressive, and he posted a mesmerizing video to his Instagram account Saturday, reminding everyone just how good he is.
So while Federer isn’t quite healthy enough yet to return to his typical tennis matches, his table tennis skills appear to be perfectly intact.