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Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has run into a problem familiar to most people who travel on business - he's going to India later this year but won't have time to see the sights. So he has asked fans to help him.

"India, here I come! Looking forward to playing two matches in Delhi on December 7th & 8th. I'm beyond excited!" Federer tweeted.

But he added: "I need some help from my supporters in India. I'm only in Delhi for a few days, so can't visit all amazing places that I'd like... Maybe you guys could help?"

Supporters got to work, editing images on their computers.

Aashish Bhargava tweeted Roger sporting an Indian "gamcha" (green cloth on head) in the holy city of Varanasi.

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Pranav Agarwal tells Roger "You have to visit the Ganga river & take a holy dip!!"

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Jaime said in a tweet that Federer's one-handed backhand is gold but in India they use the double-handed backhand.

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Akshay Makadiya tweeted an image of Federer washing clothes in a river.

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Anoop Savkur tells Roger to "Please pay a visit to witness the thrills of Lifeline of Mumbai".

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#TeamBelinda suggests Roger should go to the Holi Festival.

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@pemberencir jokes "You're a very courageous person!"

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Sagar Heerani tells Roger "here is tough competition for you".

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There were calls to bring Roger to Kerala to replace chenda (drum) player Peruvanam Kuttan Marar at the festival of Thrissur Pooram.

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Christo Shajan tweeted "playing in India is finally inching closer to reality!"

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And Vinod D'sa advises "if India seems manic, don't panic. Have a good, strong chai instead".

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