Federer, tennis stars watch the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center

Federer, tennis stars watch the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center

Roger Federer is still recovering from his knee injury but taking time to enjoy his rest as he watched an NBA game on Friday featuring the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks.

Federer took to social media and posted an image of himself with fellow Swiss basketball player Thabo Sefalosha from the Hawks.

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Federer also met Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins at courtside.

Federer, who is an avid ice hockey fan, also visited the Los Angeles Kings locker room and shared his experience on Twitter.

Federer is enjoying his extended rest due to an injury and surgery to his knee. He is already doing light training and practices in recent weeks but will not be playing at the ATP tournament BNP Paribas Open in in Indian Wells, California set from March 10 to 20 next week.

Both Los Angeles teams lost their respective games over the weekend though. The Lakers lost to the Hawks via a blowout, 106-77 while the Kings lost to the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2.

Federer, who is an endorser for Nike, was also seen sporting his “Kobe’s shoes” while watching the Lakers vs. Hawks game.

Other tennis stars also watched the Lakers vs. Hawks game with other players like Milos Raonic, Tommy Haas and American tennis prospect Taylor Fritz watching the game.

“We talked about tennis, scheduling and what we’re up to. I chatted a little about soccer with Federer. They’re both really good guys. I definitely wasn’t expecting to run into them,” the 18-year-old Fritz said to the ATP official website about his encounter with the top players in the sport.

Photo courtesy: Twitter/@rogerfederer

  • JillBrend

    Nice for Fed! Greatest all Federer and KOBE! Wooo