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Actress Zendaya plays tennis with Federer in Zurich

Actor and singer Zendaya poses in front of a movie poster showing people playing tennis.
Zendaya at the premiere of Challengers, a film of hers in which tennis was featured. Keystone/Chris Pizzello

US actress and singer Zendaya met up with former professional tennis player Roger Federer for an unusual game of tennis: The two were spotted playing ball and filming in front of the headquarters of Swiss sports shoe brand On, media reported. 

Around forty people gathered in front of the On headquarters in Zurich-West on Wednesday afternoon, as reported by 20 Minuten on Thursday. A tennis net was stretched across the court. Zendaya and Federer kept passing balls to each other. It wasn’t a real match, as both had to keep interrupting the game, it was said. 

Behind the meeting was probably the pair’s collaboration for the sports brand On, for which Zendaya has been advertising recently, wrote Blick online. Federer is the face of the brand and also has a stake in the company as an entrepreneur. 

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The 27-year-old actress is known from several film and TV productions. She has appeared in the “Spider-Man” films, among others. Since 2019, she has played the lead role in the HBO series “Euphoria”, for which she has won two Emmy television awards. 

Adapted from German by DeepL/kc/ac

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