BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL 2014
Federer Turns Tourist At Koala Sanctuary
by ATP Staff|
On Sunday morning, Roger Federer turned tourist in Brisbane as he took in the local sights. The Swiss enjoyed the city skyline from Kangaroo Point, before visiting the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary with his family.
At the Koala Sanctuary, Federer fed the kangaroos and visited the other animals in the park, before joining Hon. Jann Stuckey, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games in the koala enclosure. In front of assembled media, the Swiss held five-year-old koala Tinkerbell before answering questions.Watch As Federer Turns Tourist
On Sunday evening, Federer will be joined by legendary Aussie Rod Laver at a charity gala dinner in Brisbane. He will then engage with fans onsite at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday, when he takes part in the Kids Tennis Day. Following that, he will hold his pre-tournament press conference.
The 32-year-old Federer is making his debut at the Brisbane International Presented by Suncorp and will face either James Duckworth or Jarkko Nieminen in his opening match. The Basel native is also teaming up with Nicolas Mahut in the doubles. The pair will take on top seeds, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the first round.