Roger Federer, with the help of his sponsor Barilla, managed to meet up with Izyan Ahmad, also known as Zizou, a young tennis player that challenged Federer to a match half a decade ago. Without any tournaments scheduled, Federer decided to fly to Zurich and meet the young fan.
The whole meeting was recorded and published on Barilla’s YouTube channel.
“A surprising story about a fan, one question, and one of the greatest tennis players of all time. It’s been 5 years since Izyan Ahmad, known to most as Zizou, challenged Federer to a match during the U.S. Open press conference. Together with Barilla, Roger Federer decides to surprise his fan by flying him to Zurich and fulfilling his promise. It’s time for Zizou to play against Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam titles to his name,” reads the caption of Barilla’s promotional but emotional video.
Here is the video: