Roger Federer takes a selfie with Michael Jordan at U.S. Open

August 26, 2014

Roger Federer is pursuing a sixth U.S. Open title. (Julian Finney / Getty Images)

If a guy is looking for a little inspiration or advice on how to win a sixth title, who’s a better expert than His Airness?

Roger Federer, who has five U.S. Open singles titles, took a moment to visit with Michael Jordan, who won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, on Monday at the Open. Federer launched his Instagram account with a photo of the duo, writing: “It was an honor meeting one of my childhood idols today #MJ. Also, this is my first @Instagram. How’d I do?”

Federer, the No. 2 seed, will begin pursuit of his 18th Grand Slam title with a match Tuesday night against Marinko Matosevic.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · August 26, 2014