Roger Federer grabs a selfie with adorable quokka in Australia

Tennis great Roger Federer made a furry new friend ahead of a tournament Down Under.
by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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If you want to snag a selfie with Roger Federer, it helps to be an adorable animal indigenous to Australia.

The tennis legend made a new furry buddy ahead of the Hopman Cup in Perth when he snapped a few shots with a quokka, a marsupial from the kangaroo and wallaby family found mainly in western Australia.

The friendly critter appeared to have a ball with the normally reserved Swiss superstar. The 36-year-old icon even came down to the quokka's level for a few goofy pictures.

Image: 2018 Hopman Cup Roger Federer Media Opportunity
Roger Federer found a doubles partner ahead of a tournament in Australia. Getty Images

Federer, 36, is just catching up with the times, as a #QuokkaSelfie was the must-have selfie of 2015.

Back then, it seemed the poor guys could barely get a minute alone without a stranger grabbing a photo.

Meanwhile, the Federer #QuokkaSelfie seems like it'd be a dream pairing for TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.

She is a huge Federer fan who also held a cuddly quokka during her trip to Australia, where she was born, two years ago.

Federeris looking to retain his Australian Open title in January after winning a record 18th Grand Slam title there last year. He followed that up with a record eighth Wimbledon title.

No word yet on whether the quokka has become his new doubles partner.

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