Monday January 4th, 2016

Late last season, Roger Federer unveiled a new weapon in his already large arsenal with his SABR (Sneak Attack By Roger) move, which helped him reach the U.S. Open finals.

Now the 17-time Grand Slam winner may have another trick to take on opponents in the form of a gigantic tennis racket.

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Federer pulled out the comically oversized gear for a kickoff event for the Brisbane International, where he also paired up with some television superstars in the form of SpongeBob Squarepants, his friend Patrick, noted world traveler Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, whom he took on with fellow pros Viktoria Azarenka, Radek Stepanek and Garbine Muguruza.

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After the Brisbane event Federer will head to the year’s first Grand Slam event, the Australian Open.

– Brendan Maloy

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