You can call him "doctor." Sort of. Roger Federer was one of seven recipients given honorary doctorates by the University of Basel on Friday.
The Faculty of Medicine awarded the 36-year-old with the honor for his work in boosting Switzerland's international reputation, his promotion of health as a role model and his charitable work. The Roger Federer Foundation has helped more than 850,000 children in Southern Africa.
The University of Basel's press release says Federer is "just as happy" to receive the honorary doctorate as a Grand Slam. Federer couldn't attend the event but sent in a video message (in Swiss).
Federer closed his 2017 comeback season at No. 2 with two more Grand Slams bringing his career haul to a record 19.