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Meet Norman, Roger Federer’s Buddy Who Travels In His Car’s Trunk

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| January 29 , 2018 , 20:04 IST

Tennis sensation Roger Federer defied age as he defeated 30 years old Marin Cilic of Croatia to win his 20th Grand Slam and his sixth Australian Open Title on Sunday. 

Also read: Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer Clinches 20th Grand Slam Title Beating Marin Cilic

Federer becomes the first male ever to have won 20 Grand Slams in tennis. Three female tennis players have already achieved this feat. Margaret Court has won 24, Serena Williams has won 23 and Steffi Graf has got 22 grand slam victories.

Also read: Roger Federer: Only Man To Win 20 Singles Grand Slams But Not The Only Player

After the final, Federer took to twitter and posted a picture holding the Australian Open Trophy along with his long term coach Severin Luthi. He captioned it ‘Seve, me & Norman #RF20

He posted another picture of the Australian Open Trophy in the trunk of his car captioned “Norman joined us on the car ride home #NormanInTheTrunk #RF20

You might be thinking who Norman is. Federer calls the Australian Open Trophy ‘Norman’. Last year Norman accompanied Federer on a trip to a mountain chalet in Switzerland, and appeared with him in a GQ cover.

The Australian Open men's singles trophy is named the ‘Norman Brookes Challenge Cup’ after the legendary Tennis player Norman Brookes, a native of Victoria, Australia.

During his career Brookes won 3 Grand Slam titles and was part of the Australasian Davis cup team. In 1907 Brookes became the first non-British player to win the Wimbledon Gentlemen Singles Championship.

Norman was born in 1877, the year Wimbledon was founded and died in 1968, the year when ‘open era’ of Wimbledon began.