Roger Federer returned to Switzerland earlier today to a hero’s welcome of cheers and bells at the Zurich airport. And he arrived still clutching the Australian Open trophy he won from Rafael Nadal in their 5-set epic final Sunday.
After his first official tournament in six months, Federer has almost a month of downtime before returning to the tour in his second home of Dubai which begins on February 27.
And here’s bonus footage of Federer leaving Melbourne to the applause of fans at the airport.
Close encounter with Roger Federer. He and I just went through security at Melbourne airport at the same time. #AusOpen small crowd cheering
— Armin Kroll (@persival) January 30, 2017
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