When Roger Federer turned up to play in the Swiss Open after his maiden Wimbledon crown in 2003, he had a surprise waiting.
The organisers gave him a cow as a gift! Yes, it’s true. He was given a prize cow that he named Juliette.
“Now I need to find a garage for a cow, although I have no idea what a cow garage looks like,” Federer joked at the time.
That cow had a baby as well, which Federer named “Edelweiss.”
Many years later in 2013, he had been gifted one again. By then of course he already had 17 Grand Slams to his name.
That must have been a familiar feeling. Federer currently has 19 Grand Slams to his name, the most by anyone in men’s singles tennis.