WATCH: ‘Master’ Roger Federer gets emotional after message from Diego Maradona

Roger Federer looking up

One sporting great praising another sporting great is something right up our alley and Diego Maradona duly delivered as he described Roger Federer as “the greatest”.

Federer and Alexander Zverev from Germany are currently in South America for a host of exhibition matches and their latest stopover was Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Of course, Argentina is home to football legend Maradona.

And the Fifa World Cup winner is certainly a fan of the 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer.

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“Hello master, machine, like I call you,” Maradona said in a message to the Swiss.

“You were, you are, and will always be the greatest. There is no other like you.

“I want you to know that if you have any kind of trouble in my country, you can call me and tell me what you need.”

Federer certainly welled up, as you can see for yourself.

For the record, Federer beat Zverev 7-6, 7-6 in front of more than 12,000 people at the Parque Roca Arena.

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