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Grigor Dimitrov, Tommy Haas and Roger Federer tested their vocals ahead of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.


Federer and Haas jump in on Dimitrov’s Instagram post

Could ‘The Backhand Boys’ be getting back together? They did on Instagram, at least.

Roger Federer, Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov famously performed their own rendition of Chicago’s ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’ at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. That video has received more than one million views on Federer’s Instagram page.

Dimitrov made an Instagram post Saturday about how much he misses competing as play remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Federer and Haas quickly jumped in with lyrics from that same Chicago song.

“Everybody needs a little time away,” Haas wrote.

“Even lovers need a holiday,” Federer added.

“As the days are rolling by I cannot help but thinking how much I miss competing. For the first time in 24 years the real uncertainty of when you are going out there creeps in,” Dimitrov wrote in his Instagram post. “I miss the preparation, I miss driving to the stadium, I miss those butterflies when your name is called on that centre court, when you put that game face on and for a minute you feel that the world stops and all you think about is that moment, seizing the chance to be out here.

“I’m so grateful to this sport. It has given me all I can ask for( yes, frustrating too at times), but it always teaches me something that goes way beyond the sport. It challenges me! Thank you! I miss you tennis!”

Dimitrov thanked his parents for all the lessons they taught him when he was younger, including how to be persistent, even during tough times.

“We can only learn from this time and come out as a better version of ourselves. Let’s love ourselves and be kind to one another,” Dimitrov wrote. “Sending love and support to all of you out there! We will overcome this together. #carpediem”

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