This really happened.
While he didn’t parachute down in some kind of futuristic hot air balloon, Sir Richard Branson nevertheless made a huge impression on an eventful Monday at Rogers Cup.
After taking Centre Court to take care of coin toss honours ahead of Grigor Dimitrov’s first-round match against Yuichi Sugita, the Sir himself took in some tennis before heading over to the Cynamon Practice courts for a… unique hitting session with Milos Raonic.
First, a gentlemanly handshake to kick things off.
Milos even gave Richard what we’ll call the “John McEnroe” advantage – a wooden racquet.
But that wasn’t enough for the Branson! He saw the ball out, guys.
OK, he knew he was being cheeky!
To be fair, the sun was also a major opponent. The umbrella was a clutch call.
Milos maintained his composure, and somehow, didn’t break his new old racquet with his huge serve.
When it was all said and done, we’d say both guys did a fantastic job.
This duel for the ages ended with an autograph signing, and unforgettable memories for all.
See more from the THIS REALLY HAPPENED hitting session here: