No second cow for Federer
Mon 5 July, 2004 13:38
GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 5 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Roger Federer will not be getting a cow to go with the one he received at the 2003 Swiss Open.
Last year, Federer was presented with a cow to mark his first triumph at Wimbledon where he beat Australian Mark Philipoussis to become the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam.
He repeated his Wimbledon feat with a four-set victory over American Andy Roddick at the All-England club on Sunday but the Swiss organisers will not be repeating their bovine presentation this time around.
Since last year's tournament Federer's cow, who he named Juliette, has given birth to a calf and a spokeswoman for the Gstaad Open said on Monday: "We will not be giving him a cow at the tournament this year.
"Juliette now has a calf and I don't think Roger will need another cow for the moment!"
Federer was rapturously greeted by a capacity crowd in Gstaad after he won Wimbledon in 2003 but went on to lose in the final to Czech Jiri Novak.
Until last year the best Federer had achieved in Gstaad was the second round. He is the number one seed and begins this year's challenge against German Tomas Behrend on Tuesday.
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