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Roger Federer Fan Wakes from 11-Year Coma to Watch Idol in US Open Final

Published by Bleacher Report on Tue, 22 Sep 2015


A Roger Federer fan who was in a coma for 11 years woke up to find his idol was about to embark on a run to another Grand Slam final.Jesus Aparicio was in a car crash when out with friends to celebrate his 18th birthday and went into a coma in December 2004. At the time, R-Fed was just 23 but already had four Grand Slam titles to his name.Aparicio suddenly woke on August 27 this year, calling his mother with the happy newsand to ask questions about the Swiss maestro.He said, per Puntodebreak (h/tTennis World USA):"It came like a flash to my mind and I asked about Roger. I thought he had retired. When I knew that at 34 years, he is still playing and is No. 2 in the world, I thought they were kidding me.When I heard that he reached 17 slam titles, I put my hands on my face."The man from Seville watched Federer against world No. 1 NovakDjokovica complete unknown to Aparicioin the US Open final from his home on September 13, and he still hopes to see one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the flesh one day in the future:"I was really surprised to see him play well, Djokovic is good.I want to see his match before he retires, perhaps his 18th Slam."Federer's next chance to win a major will come at the Australian Open in January.[Puntodebreak; h/tTennis World USA]
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