You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Young reporter gets priceless response after asking Roger Federer why people call him 'The Goat'

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 30/08/2017 Tyler Lauletta
Roger Federer press conference © Provided by Business Insider Inc Roger Federer press conference

Roger Federer is having another season to remember. At 36 years old, he's still one of the best tennis players in the world and won his eighth Wimbledon title earlier in the year.

On Tuesday, Federer was pushed to the brink as he needed all five sets to beat Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the US Open. While the match was a barnburner, it wasn't the only challenge Federer faced that day.

After the match, one young reporter asked Federer about the curious origins of his nickname.

"Switzerland is really cool, right?" the reporter began. "There isn't too much livestock, so why do they call you 'The Goat?'"

The room broke out in laughter as Federer (the Greatest Of All Time) tried to downplay the praise, "Some fans call me that. I don't call myself that," he said. "But yeah, we have a lot of animals in Switzerland and goats are part of the livestock we have over there, yes."

The reporter then followed up with what he called a "serious question," asking if Federer would play him in a match once he went pro.

More from Business Insider Australia

Business Insider Australia
Business Insider Australia
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon