Spanish tennis blog puntodebreak.com reports that in 2004, 18-year-old tennis fan Jesús Aparicio was saving up for a trip to Wimbledon when he was involved in a car crash that sadly left him in a coma for the next 11 years.

Jesus' name has apparently been changed at the request of his mother to protect the family's privacy, so there's not really any verification we can do. But in what is an incredible - if true - story, the now 29-year-old apparently woke up in hospital in his home town of Seville at the end of August.

As his speech and memory came back, he only had one thing on his mind - the career of his idol, Swiss tennis machine Roger Federer.

At the time Jesus was injured, Federer had just beaten Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets in the US Open final, his third Grand Slam of 2004.

It came to my mind like a flash, I had to ask about Roger.

I thought he had retired. When I found out he's still playing and is number two in the world at 34, I thought they were kidding me. When I heard that he achieved 17 Slam titles, I put my hands on my face.

The 29-year-old had never heard of Novak Djokovic but was enthralled when watching the Serbian player take on Federer at the US Open final last month.

Jesus was also delighted to find out Federer was happily married and father to two sets of twins.

During the coma, Jesus said he dreamed repeatedly of watching Federer play.

Now he hopes to make it to Wimbledon next year, as long as he is recovered enough. "It would be my life's dream," Jesus said.

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