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Roger Federer cleans court after practice on Thursday

51.79K   //    04 Sep 2015, 15:18 IST
Roger Federer in action during the US Open

If you are a professional sportsperson and are rated among the best players in the circuit, chances are you would maintain your persona and keep more to yourself rather than try and do something out-of-the-ordinary.

But 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer did something on Thursday which may surprise some of his fans. The 34-year-old who defeated Steve Darcis of Belgium in the second round turned up for practice after the victory.

But what the Swiss ace did before his practice caught many by surprise. On arriving at the Flushing Meadows for his session, there were many bottles that were lying around near the court after the day’s proceedings, Firstpost reports.

If photos from a user on Twitter can be believed then the Swiss ace was seen removing the bottles and disposing them off in  the bins that were placed nearby  after his session had been completed.

Already among the most respected sportspersons in the world, this gesture from the great man will certainly garner more adulation from his massive fan base from across the globe and it is once again an example of how sportspersons have a sense of normalcy about them despite the amount of success they endure on the court.

Here are the images that further underline that not only is Federer a legend on the court, but he is also a caring man away from it.