Federer dishes on his craziest fan encounter

Roger Federer

Roger Federer has tons of fans the world over, but do any fan encounters really stick it out for him?

The Swiss ace has never been one to shy away from interaction with his fans over the course of his long and successful career.

In a recent Q&A session with one of his sponsors – Credit Suisse – Federer was asked to name the funniest or craziest experience he had with a fan.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion revealed that his mind was blown the first time he came across a fan with a Federer tattoo.

“It probably was the first time I ever came across somebody with a tattoo of myself on his forearm,” he said.

“It was in Argentina. He [the fan] was screaming for twenty minutes as Juan Martin Del Potro and I were doing a kids clinic.

“I went over to him and I said “nice to meet you” and he was like “look at my arm” [pointing to tattoo]. I’m like, “Oh my god, this is so crazy but so cool”. I couldn’t believe it. It was the first time I ever saw somebody with a tattoo of myself on his body.”