Maria Sharapova may have put an end to the recent controversy over whether Roger Federer is handsome or not. Currently on strike, Federer was maintaining his line that he would not go back on court until he was named most handsome male player on the circuit.
Events took a dramatic turn today however, when he was having a quiet drink with female tennis player and beauty, Maria Sharapova. Federer apparently brought up the subject about his looks and Sharapova was quick to say that she did not know why there was a debate. "Roger - I find you sexy" she is reported as saying.
Quick as a flash Federer reached for his mobile phone and contacted his agent. Within half an hour an impromptu press conference had been called at a local hotel - with a rather shaken Sharapova being paraded in front of the bemused hacks.
"I tell you today" said Federer" that Ms Sharapova - the most beautiful lady in the world - has said that I am very sexy. There it is. End of debate. No more speculation. I am sexy." He then grinned maniacally.
Maria Sharapova was asked by journalists if she thought Federer was the most handsome man on the circuit. Looking nervously at the world number one, who was staring wild eyed at her as he waited her reply, she offered a rather feeble: "Why sure."
This seemed to satisfy Federer who ran out of the room whooping with delightand shouting "Get me a racket - I'm back baby"
Pallid scotsman, Andy Murray, who Federer had panned for being too ugly commented later: "Federer may have got his way this time - but I will soon have a suntan and a decent haircut and then we will see who Maria really fancies".