first_imgA small boy was seen asking Roger Federer why he is called The Goat in a video posted by US Open Tennis on their social media handles. Soon the video went viral on the Internet with every one swooning over the boy’s funny question and Federer’s masterful tackling of the situation.For all those who are wondering who the small boy is, the boy’s name is Zizou Ahmed and he is a next generation USTA ambassador. He was at the ‘Arthur Ashe Kids Day’ programme where the 19-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer was also present at the press conference.#NetGenerationKidcaster @AceZizou met @rogerfederer. So why do they call him the ???? #USOpen US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 26, 2017This is how the short question and answer session at the press conference went about,  “I wanted to ask you, Switzerland is really cold right, there isn’t too much livestock., So why do they call you the goat?””Sometimes…sometimes they call me that. I don’t call myself that. We don’t have a lot of animals obviously. I am also a part of the livestock there, so”*haha*”You have been the most consistent player of all time, umm…can you continue to play for 8-9 years so that i can play you when I turn pro.””If you can make it on tour, i will make sure that I come back for you.””Is that a promise?”*Shrugs and then laughs*”Almost…almost…pinkie promise”advertisementUS Open Twitter Photo Federer has been addressed by his legion of fans as the ‘GOAT’, which stands for ‘Greatest of All Time’.His claim to the aforementioned title became stronger after his record 8th Wimbledon win, which was also the 19th major trophy overall, overwhelming Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.Reuters Photo He turned 36 on August  8, making him the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era, and is aWhen the final ended, with an ace from Federer, after merely 1 hour, 41 minutes, Federer’s fans flooded social media websites with congratulatory messages to the GOAT.last_img