Two of the greatest ever tennis players, Rod Laver and Roger Federer, traded a few shots for the first time on January 8, with the usually unflappable Swiss champion admitting he was nervous. (All AFP and PTI images)
Australian legend Rod Laver, the only man twice to have won all four grand slam tournaments in a calendar year, took to the Melbourne Park court named in his honour wearing a vest, shorts and tennis shoes.
Roger Federer posed for a photo with tennis greats Pat Rafter, Tony Roche, Rod Laver, Jo Wilfred Tsonga and Lleyton Hewitt before a charity match in Melbourne on January 8.
Wednesday's exhibition match between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Rod Laver Arena was organised by Federer to raise money for his foundation, which supports education for underprivileged children in southern Africa.
Pat Rafter (in pic) helped with the warmup and Tony Roche, who has worked with Federer and Hewitt, was on hand to give Tsonga some pointers in the match.