Photo via suedostschweiz.ch
Ahhhh, St. Moritz! It sounds so crisp, cool and luxurious, doesn’t it? Like Roger Federer’s forehand. According to suedostschweiz.ch, Roger tried to keep a low profile in the sunny and snowy Swiss resort town while attending the famed “White Turf” horse races as a VIP guest of his sponsor Credit Suisse (Google translated):
With a lowered nose and dark sunglasses on his head, Roger Federer on Sunday sought to remain anonymous at the White Turf in St. Moritz on Sunday. . .The effort was in vain.
And the scoop from the White Turf website:
Excellent conditions accompanied the opening day of the 2010 White Turf. 10,000 spectators (and among them Roger Federer and his family) came to the frozen lake of St. Moritz and watched six captivating races including the Grand Prix Guardaval Real Estate, an important preliminary trial to the Gübelin 71st Grand Prix of St. Moritz that takes place on the 21st of February.
I’d never heard of the event before, but apparently it involves thoroughbred horse racing, loads of champagne and Roger Federer. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday (but I’ve never been a big fan of the Super Bowl.)
Here are some shots of White Turf, to give you an idea of its FAH-bulousness:
Yes, that’s a man’s skiing behind a horse – it’s called Skijöring, duh! I’m sure Roger was conflicted as a child: tennis G.O.A.T., footballer or Skijöring master? I think he chose wisely.
Things will soon be heating up for Roger – his post Australian Open plans include a visit to Ethiopia for his foundation along with training at his Dubai home prior to the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, which begins on February 21.
Thanks to the folks at RF.com for posting the Fed photo!