Calling it “one of the best days” of his life, Roger Federer made a trek to the famous Iguazú Falls last week during his tour of South America. From the video, it’s clear Federer seemed have a great time on his first trip to the continent as a pro player.
On Saturday Federer finished the tour beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 2-6, 6-3 in Bogota. He ended the circuit with a 4-2 record in six matches.
Roger is now back home in Switzerland for an award show tonight where he was announced as the Swiss athlete of the year. “There is nothing more wonderful than receiving standing ovations in Switzerland. I do hope I can continue to spark emotions,” Roger said to a thrilled audience.
Federer returns to tennis next month at the Australian Open on January 14.
If you missed them, here are some more videos from the tour (remember that South American fans had never seen Federer in up close and in person!).
Here’s video of Federer meeting Brazilian football great Pele:
Roger plays football in Sao Paulo:
Federer gets dressed up to meet the president of Argentina:
Highlights from Saturday’s win over Tsonga:
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