Jesus Aparicio woke up from a coma after 11 years and was stunned to know that his favourite Tennis player Roger Federer is still playing and is on the hunt for his 18th grand slam.
Aparicio was involved in a serious car accident on December 12, 2004, the year Roger Federer was numero uno in the ATP world rankings. Aparicio woke up from coma on August 27 this year. He asked about his family, friends, current affairs and Roger Federer as his speech returned.
“I thought he had retired. When I knew that at 34 years old, he is still playing and is number two in the world, I thought they were kidding me. I could not believe it. When I heard that he reached 17 slam titles, I put my hands on my face. I knew Federer was very good but I never thought he could win all he has won.
Eleven years ago, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya, Tim Henman, Andre Agassi, David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, and Andy Roddick made up the top ten of ATP world rankings. They all have retired since. Lleyton Hewitt will hang up his racket after Australian Open in 2016, but Federer is still at the top of his game currently ranked number two.
Aparicio watched Federer play again Novak Djokovic – a total stranger to him because, in 2004, Djokovic was ranked 186, at the final of US Open. Aparicio was amazed to see his favourite play so well.
Aparicio now wants to see Federer play at Wimbledon. He hopes his dream of 11 years will come true.