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Roger Federer and The Rock engage in a hilarious Twitter exchange

Gaurav Kadam
18.70K   //    13 Jan 2018, 14:42 IST

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Roger Federer is set to defend his Australian Open title

What's the story?

Tennis superstar Roger Federer and Hollywood actor and former WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as 'The Rock', engaged in a hilarious exchange on social media platform Twitter.

In case you didn't know...

Roger Federer is one of the most successful tennis players in the Open Era with a total of 19 Grand Slam wins to his credit. He is the current World No.2 in the ATP Men's Singles rankings.

Dwayne Johnson, on the other hand, who is popularly known as The Rock, is a WWE Superstar turned Hollywood actor. He has starred in many popular movies like The Fast and the Furious franchise, The Game Plan, Jumanji, and many more.

The heart of the matter

Roger Federer posted a photo on his Twitter handle from a recent photo shoot, which showed the tennis player in a very serious demeanour. He tweeted it to The Rock, asking if he was doing the "Smoldering Intensity" look correctly.

Federer referenced The Rock's character in his latest movie, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle', in which Johnson plays the role of Dr. Xander “Smoulder” Bravestone, who is famous for his 'smoldering intensity'.

Federer's fun tweet was met with a great response from The Rock, who called Federer 'the GOAT' (greatest of all time) and that his pose was in perfect form.

What's next?

Roger Federer is set to defend his Australian Open title from 15 January 2018 and will face Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in the first round fixture.


Dwayne Johnson's 'Jumanji: Welcome' to the Jungle has been highly successful internationally and crossed the $550 million mark worldwide.

Author's take

Roger Federer and The Rock's exchange on Twitter was playful and fun. It goes on to show that two superstars in their different fields can have a great sense of humour and mutual respect towards one another.

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