Federer: “I cherish these moments a lot”

Grigor Dimitrov spoke about the potential for reforming the band that he beforehand had with Roger Federer following his quarterfinal win on the 2023 Shanghai Masters on Friday (October 13).

Dimitrov, ranked nineteenth on the planet, was in wonderful kind throughout his last-eight outing towards Twenty second-seeded Nicolas Jarry, beating him 7-6(2), 6-4 to succeed in the semifinals in Shanghai.

Throughout his post-match press convention, the Bulgarian was probed on whether or not he would think about a potential reunion together with his mates Roger Federer and Tommy Haas for his or her one-hit surprise band ‘One-Handed Backhand Boys’.

“I do not know, I simply noticed Roger, so I suppose we’ll chat a bit bit about it (smiling). I’d like to, actually, I’d like to… I’d actually love for that at some point. I consider it would. I cherish these moments a lot that, perhaps we’ll provide you with one thing if you guys least anticipate it,” he remarked.

The 32-year-old additionally hilariously insisted that though the bandmates had gone their separate methods, they nonetheless stored tabs on one another’s lives. He mentioned:

“I believe, sadly, our lives have gone separate methods (laughing). I imply, in a method, every in their very own. I imply, we nonetheless, clearly, observe one another, and we’re excited to see how life progresses and have a sneak peak at everybody’s second.”

Roger Federer and his “One-Handed Backhand Boys” bandmates enthralled the tennis universe in 2017 with their cowl of a well-known tune by Chicago

Roger Federer pictured with Tommy Haas on the 2013 Halle Open

The “One-Handed Backhand Boys”, consisting of 20-time Main winner Roger Federer, former World No. 2 Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov, first took social media by storm in the course of the 2017 Indian Wells Masters.

In a brief clip posted on the Swiss maestro’s social media deal with, the trio coated the 80s traditional ‘Laborious To Say I am Sorry’ by well-liked band Chicago. Haas’ father-in-law and producer David Foster performed the piano as Federer & Co. hit excessive notes, albeit aided by auto-tune.

Roger Federer, who went on to win a career-fifth title on the ‘Tennis Paradise’ that 12 months, later spoke intimately concerning the group’s efficiency which has garnered practically 800,000 views on YouTube so far.

“I really did not know the lyrics very effectively, so we have been studying on the iPhone. And subsequent factor , it is like, that is too humorous to not put it on social media. So we put it on the market. Folks had a blast over it, laughed at us, and I believed it was nice,” he mentioned.

The group was named the “One-Handed Backhand Boys” for an apparent purpose: all three members of the group possess a single-hander. Though the tune stays the band’s solely collective effort, the potential for them becoming a member of forces sooner or later is respectable — if Dimitrov’s reply on the 2023 Shanghai Masters is something to go by.

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Sankalp Srivastava

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