So Federer made it a priority to acquaint himself with the local wildlife on his return to Rottnest this time around. Arriving by helicopter and greeted by fans and officials – including West Australian premier Mark McGowan – the highlight of Federer’s afternoon was undoubtedly the selfie he snapped with the famous marsupial.
“I thought it was going to be like a bigger mouse but it’s more like a smaller kangaroo.” said Federer. “But it’s very cute.”
Later, Premier McGowan presented Federer with a toy quokka, appropriately named “Roger”, to pass on to his young family.
Federer also talked to media abroad luxury yacht Anya and enjoyed some local cuisine in a picture perfect afternoon.