Rafael Nadal convinced a quokka to take a selfie with him, but Roger Federer did so years ago, right before the 2018 Australian summer. The rivalry between the two great tennis legends is well-known, therefore, since Federer will not take part in the ATP Cup, we took the battle to another level and compared Rafa and Fed’s selfies with the cute quokkas.
This selfie was posted by Federer on 28 December 2017 on his Instagram account.
We can see both of the characters smiling, although Roger’s white T-shirt may have got a different tone after he got back up from the dirt. It’s not so easy to take a good selfie with a quokka after all. The photo gathered over 540,000 likes from the Swiss legend’s over 7 million Instagram followers.
Freshly out of the oven, here you have Nadal’s own quokka selfie.
The pic is accompanied by a group photo featuring Nadal and his colleagues from Team Spain — Roberto Bautista-Agut, Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno-Busta — who are preparing for a successful ATP Cup campaign.
The selfie was appreciated by over 450,000 times by Nadal’s 8,4 million followers. In our opinion, both selfies are great, but Federer has some bonus points because he caught the quokka with a full smile. The social media stats say the same thing for now.
Federer got 90,000 more likes, but let’s not forget that Nadal has more followers and he posted the photo on the first day of the new year. If you didn’t know, quokkas are herbivorous, mainly nocturnal and they are part of the macropod family — like kangaroos and wallabies.
If you ever want to take a selfie with one, you’ll need to head to Rottnest Islands in the western part of Australia.