#TBT That Time Roger Federer Aced Dolphin Feeding

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

#throwbackthursday That Time Roger Federer Aced Dolphin Feeding

2015’s Brisbane International Tennis tournament welcomed some of the hottest tennis property from all over the world to compete in one of the city’s hallmark sporting events across eight action packed days. And the star studded line-up didn’t balk at the chance to acquaint themselves with Brisbane’s surroundings. We were lucky enough to welcome top seeded men's player Roger Federer to Tangalooma Island Resort, who decided to try his hand at hand feeding one of our wild dolphin visitors.

Two years on, we thought it best we take a trip down memory lane to relive the moment Roger Federer graced our shores.

PS: Roge went on to win 2015’s Brisbane International, notching up his 1,000th professional win at the tournament!

From the Archives...January 2015:

It was a case of love all for world number two tennis player Roger Federer and Tangalooma’s wild dolphins when they met prior to the start of this year’s Brisbane International.

With a huge fan base already, Federer did not need to serve up aces to win over his new friends; a few servings of their favourite fresh fish was enough to hit the spot.

Tangalooma Island Resort is one of the few places in the world where guests can hand feed wild bottlenose dolphins and its dolphin provisional feeding program is regarded as one of the best.

The flying visit to the resort provided a brief family break during tournament preparations and the chance for Roger, wife Mirka, and their four children - twin girls Myla and Charlene and twin boys Leo and Lenny - to experience the exceptional natural environment of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay and Islands region.

During the visit Federer described Queensland as ‘one of the better places on this planet’ and talked about his love to escape the city for the beach.

The Federers had planned to see the Tangalooma dolphins during their first visit to Brisbane for the Brisbane International in January 2014, however the trip was postponed.

The year-long wait proved worth it with Myla and Charlene excitedly joining their father to meet the dolphins and feed them first hand.

The break may have been timely for other reasons too.

In a blistering and milestone finals performance against Canadian rival Milos Raonic, Federer took out a maiden win for the Brisbane title, notching up the 1,000th win of his stella career.

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