Sure, Roger Federer will experience highs like no other by being one of the best tennis players of his generation.
Yet surely there’s no other joy like getting up close and taking a selfie with a quokka, the ultra-cute marsupial that’s native to Australia’s Rottnest Island.
The 36-year-old player did just that on Thursday, helping to promote his appearance at the Hopman Cup tournament in Perth by taking a few happy snaps with the adorable animal.
“I thought it was a like a bigger mouse, but it’s more like a smaller kangaroo. They’re very cute,” Federer said.
While other tennis players are knee deep in preparation for a big summer of tournaments in Australia, it’s not such a worry for Federer, who said he’s dialing down his practice time.
Federer doesn’t expect to repeat the incredible season he had in 2017, and told reporters that he’s going to “try and keep it cool” this year.
So it leaves us with adorable video of Federer relaxing with a bunch of quokkas (1:20 onwards). We’re only just a tad jealous.