Tennis legend sends fans into frenzy with adorable throwback pic

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

Roger Federer has sent his social media followers into meltdown with an adorable throwback photo from his childhood.

Federer responded on Tuesday after fans asked the 20-time grand slam champion to update his profile picture on Twitter.

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The tennis legend replaced his old one with a photo of him as a kid with a massive grin on his face, tweeting #NewProfilePic.

The photo was flooded with thousands of likes and comments, with fans gushing over the cute pic.

Some followers also retweeted with suggestions of other photos he could use.

"Keep the profile pics coming pls, I will check later or tomorrow, off to dinner and a glass of bubbly!" Federer wrote in reply.

Roger Federer, hasn't changed a bit. Image: Twitter/Getty

Federer’s brutal act of revenge at Shanghai Masters

Federer has eased past Albert Ramos-Vinolas to reach the last-16 of the Shanghai Masters, avenging a defeat to the Spaniard in their last meeting at the same stage of the tournament in 2015.

Second seed Federer, who received a first-round bye, broke Ramos-Vinolas twice in the opening set and sailed through his service games without facing a break point in the match to win 6-2 7-6(5).

Ramos-Vinolas, who upset Federer four years ago to snap a 15-match losing streak against top-10 players, recovered well to force a second-set tiebreak but his Swiss opponent came back from 4-1 down to seal victory.

"I focused, because when you travel around the globe, you're missing a bit of energy. Those first few games or matches can be sometimes a bit tricky," Federer said.

"Serve was solid. I was hitting my spots and really was never in trouble there. But of course all of a sudden, being in a breaker, calls out for different play sometimes and different momentum.

"He had his chances, but it was a nice comeback for me, and overall."

with Reuters