Federer gets a hero's welcome

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer returned home to a hero's welcome on Monday.

Federer gets a hero's welcome

Gstaad, Switzerland:

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer returned home to a hero's welcome on Monday. The Swiss player beat Andy Roddick in four sets on Sunday to lift the Wimbledon trophy for the second year in a row. Last year Federer was presented with a cow to mark his first triumph at Wimbledon, where he beat Australian Mark Philippoussis to become the first Swiss man to win a grand slam. But organisers this year say that he will not be getting another one. Federer might be relieved by that news however as his gift last year, which he named Juliette, has since given birth to a calf, and two cows are probably enough for him to look after for a while. Delighted with his form over the past year, Federer is now looking forward to further titles in the future. Young and old fans, who had gathered to greet Federer on Monday, were seen asking for autographs. On his arrival at his hotel as well, the staff gave the new Wimbledon champion a standing ovation. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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