Totti joins Kyrgios and proves he's a hit on the tennis court too

AS Roma legend Francesco Totti and a host of team-mates took to the court with Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios at a charity event in Rome.

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Totti, who notched up his 600th Serie A appearance for Roma in the 3-0 win over Chievo Verona, is an avid tennis fan and didn't look out of place during the casual hit.

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Roma stars Daniele De Rossi, Stephan El Shaaraway, Alessandro Florenzi and Edin Dzeko, currently on loan from Manchester City, joined Totti against tennis professionals including world No. 20 Kyrgios, 2010 Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone, and local Italian favorities Roberta Vinci and Fabio Fognini.

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The range of exhibition matches proved a hit with fans as the grandstands were packed to capacity at the Rome Masters, which is the last major lead-up event before the second tennis grand slam of the year, the French Open in late May.

Clearly missing the football field, El Shaaraway attempted to merge the two sports together by juggling a tennis ball with his head, during a change of ends, much to the joy of the crowd.

While charity was ultimately the winner, unfortunately 39 year-old Totti and Kyrgios went down to Florenzi and the flamboyant Fognini.

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Published 10 May 2016 at 3:06pm
By Patrick Nugent