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  •   Home > News > Technology

    Roger Federer's broken the internet in Switzerland

    Roger Federer's broken the internet in Switzerland


    News the 20-time grand slam tennis champion would be the first living Swiss honoured with a 20 franc silver coin by the national mint saw the site hammered by 2.5 million clicks.

    The traffic caused a meltdown.

    Fifteen thousand of the 35,000 coins offered in a pre-sale window have been claimed.

    The rest are expected to fly off the virtual shelves when the website recovers from its Federer-induced crash.

    TENNIS WITH CROWN FORKLIFTS. ASK ABOUT GETTING ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS WITH THEIR DEMO CHALLENGE

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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     Today's News

    International:
    Federal ICAC would investigate sports grants affair, former NSW auditor-general says 22:36

    Business:
    A resounding win for Australia's consumer watchdog, in its case against the travel website Trivago 22:16

    Accident and Emergency:
    Six boaties have been rescued from their sinking vessel by passers-by off the coast of Northland 21:57

    International:
    What is a coronavirus and why is a new virus strain making people in China so sick? 19:57

    International:
    Pig forced to bungee jump in Chinese theme park stunt 19:47

    Environment:
    A giant dust storm that's rolled through Dubbo, in New South Wales' central west, is being called apocalyptic 18:57

    Wellington:
    A person is in a serious condition after falling from a cliff at Titahi Bay in Wellington 18:37

    Tennis:
    Caroline Wozniacki has delayed her impending retirement by claiming a straight sets win on ay one of the Australian Open in Melbourne 18:07

    General:
    The San Francisco 49ers have booked a spot in the Super Bowl, continuing their resurgence in the NFL 17:47

    Tennis:
    23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka have notched straight set wins to open their Australian Open campaigns 17:27


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