“We Have Lots of Goats”: Roger Federer Responds to Being Labeled as ‘GOAT’

Published 05/05/2021, 7:54 AM EDT
WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the men’s singles final match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


Tennis superstar Roger Federer has done wonders in the sport of tennis. He has been an ambassador for the game unlike any before, and his results and achievements over the years have only made it better. Many of the youngsters on Tour have been and continue to be inspired by the 39-year-old.

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Recently, the Swiss ace engaged in a question-and-answer session with fans on Twitter. One statement in the session read, “Switzerland has cows and the GOAT”. Humble as always, the Swiss maestro responded saying, “There are many goats.” 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 01: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his Men’s Singles fourth round match against David Goffin of Belgium on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019, in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Over the years, Federer has been termed as ‘GOAT’ by his fans; it stands for ‘Greatest of All Time”. His charismatic personality blended with the success he’s had over the years makes him a unique athlete, and not just in tennis.

The manner in which he conducts himself on and off the court is second to none. Therefore, when that statement was made to the Swiss ace, one could sense his humor in the response.

Moving on to tennis, Roger made a return to the sport after being on the sidelines for 14 months. After his semifinal exit to Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of the Australian Open last season, he was out of action due to a knee injury. He had to undergo two surgeries in order to recover.

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Marton Fucsovics of Hungary on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The 20-time Grand Slam winner came back at the ATP 250 event in Doha. Although his journey didn’t last long, he was content with his performance after a lengthy break. Since then, he has been practicing intensely in order to get back to his usual level.

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Not long ago, he revealed that he would be competing at the ATP 250 event in Geneva. He intends to compete at Roland Garros this season and to play a tournament prior to the second Grand Slam of the season would be ideal for him.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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