Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/25/13
We pointed out a few weeks ago that Roger Federer was coming full circle , back to the event where his professional career began -- the Swiss Open. He played the event every year from 1998 to 2004, and was even given a cow in the last of those appearances. He is back this year for the first time since 2004, and once again received a cow as a gift. Federer's very first professional match was a 6-4, 6-4 loss to the immortal Lucas Arnold Ker of Argentina at the 1998 event. His paycheck for the effort was $5,250. Since then, he is a mere 908-206 on tour with 77 titles and $71,440,304 in additional prize money. To commemorate his return to his roots, Nike Tennis tweeted out a photo of Federer from his early days. We're not sure exactly when it was taken, but here's what it looked like: Back where it all began. @RogerFederer returns to Gstaad, the site of his first professional tournament 15 years ago. pic.twitter.com/AjagWcIgOO -- Nike Tennis (@niketennis) July 25, 2013 Neither t...
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