WATCH: Roger Federer live streams a practice session on Periscope

by: Tennis.com December 22, 2016

Roger Federer will return to the tour in January after an extended absence. (Tatiana/Wikimedia Commons)

Roger Federer gave his 6.27 million Twitter followers an early Christmas present when he announced that he’d be broadcasting one of his practice sessions live on Periscope, the social media website’s streaming app. Federer, who has been sidelined since Wimbledon with a knee injury, turned 35 during his time away from the tour and is now 16th in the world rankings. That rank is important, as No. 16 is a cutoff point for certain match-ups at the Australian Open—as it stands, Federer wouldn’t have to face world No. 1 Andy Murray, or world No. 2 Novak Djokovic until the fourth round, should he reach that stage. (An earlier-than-expected Federer vs. ninth-ranked Rafael Nadal is in play).

Watch the live practice session, and replay of it, here:

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