Tennis world loses it over Serena Williams and Roger Federer moment

Tennis fans have gone into a frenzy over this moment between Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

The tennis legends were on hand for the official opening ceremony of the Miami Open on Wednesday, which is taking place at Hard Rock Stadium for the first time.

To christen the new venue – which is usually the home of the Miami Dolphins NFL side – tournament organisers asked Federer, Serena, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Roger Federer. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Federer and Serena shared one pair of giant scissors as they cut through their section of ribbon, resulting in some funny moments.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer cut the ribbon. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

As pics of the pair together emerged online, fans went into meltdown.

Social media users couldn’t get enough of the images of arguably the two greatest players in tennis history sharing some light-hearted moments together.

Cracking line-up

Fans can expect a wide open tournament if the season follows the current trend.

There have been 19 ATP Tour events this season and 13 WTA events each producing a different winner.

Bianca Andreescu, the 18-year-old Canadian who stunned the field in Indian Wells last week to claim her first career win, is on that list and comes to Miami looking to complete what would be an even more unlikely Sunshine Double.

Sloane Stephens, the reigning Miami champion, and Serena, an eight-time winner of what she considers her home event, can count on having the American crowd in their corner as will John Isner, who is back to defend his crown.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer.. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Serena, whose name is not among the 13 women’s winners this season, has sister Venus in her quarter of the draw along with the always dangerous second-seeded Romanian Simona Halep.

The men’s draw is also thick with former champions, led by six times winner Djokovic and three-time winner Federer.

The Swiss comes to Florida in superb form after collecting his 100th career win in Dubai and coming off a finals appearance in Indian Wells but will be on alert after crashing out in the first round here a year ago.

World No.1 Osaka will also be wary with in-form German Angelique Kerber, a losing finalist in Indian Wells, lurking in her quarter.