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Roger Federer joins 's rooftop tennis stars to exchange a few volleys after the girls earned international fame with 12 MILLION Twitter views with their lockdown match video The tennis champion, 38, took a private jet and headed to Finale Ligure, He joined Vittoria Oliveri, 13, and Carola Pessina, 11, for a rooftop match  Federer has since invited the girls to join Rafael Nadal's tennis school in Mallorca

By Raven Saunt For Mailonline

Published: 09:50 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 14:40 BST, 4 August 2020

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Roger Federer joined two Italian schoolgirls for a game of tennis on the rooftop of an apartment building after they earned international fame with 12 million Twitter views with their lockdown match video.

The tennis champion, 38, took a private jet to surprise friends Vittoria Oliveri, 13, and Carola Pessina, 11, at their homes in Finale Ligure, .   

The girls, both avid tennis players, had been unable to visit the courts during 's tough lockdown in April.

But they had been instructed by their coach to keep practising so came up with the rooftop alternative, which soon went viral.

Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam competitions, praised it as a 'wonderful idea' and wanted to get in on the action.

He added: 'The passion does not go away just because of a lockdown. I think that their video really resonated with a lot of people and with me too.'

Roger Federer, 38, joined two Italian schoolgirls for a game of tennis on the rooftop of an apartment building after they earned international fame with 12 million Twitter views with their lockdown match video

Roger Federer, 38, joined two Italian schoolgirls for a game of

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