by Milo Sumner in New Events on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Back in October 2013, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer appealed to his fans via Twitter, asking them which sporting celebrity they would like to see him take on. Ever rapid on social media, American skiing champion Lindsey Vonn quickly responded saying that she would happily play Federer at tennis if he would ski against her.

World-class chocolatier’s Lindt Chocolate have now made this hypothetical challenge a reality. As they open their highest shop on the planet, Lindt invited Vomm and Federer to play out their match amidst the snow and ice at the top of the Jungfraujoch on the Aletsch glacier, framed among the Bernese Alps!

Often referred to as ‘the top of Europe’, a tennis match on Jungfraujoch is a fitting place for a tennis pro and a skier to meet. You might be thinking that the challenge seems a little one-sided, but Lindsey Vonn was quick to point out that she was a keen tennis player and is perfectly at home in the chilliest of conditions.

It was also suggested that she and Federer play a round of golf, perhaps also involving Vonn’s golfing boyfriend Tiger Woods.

As part of their grand opening, Lindt filmed the encounter and put it out via their Twitter and Facebook.