Center Court at Wimbledon celebrates its 100th anniversary this Sunday. A chance for the organizers to invite the big names of the tournament. Including Roger Federer. The Swiss rock star got the welcome he deserved.
He has not appeared on the London turf since last year and was ruled out in the quarter-finals with a knee injury. Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was in London on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Center Court’s 100th anniversary. But in clothes! All we can say is that English fans have been waiting for it! Under the cries, the man with 20 Grand Slams was greeted like a king.
Huge ovation from Wimbledon crowd for Roger Federer during Center Court Centenary! ??pic.twitter.com/tFMUu0gRJd
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“I hope to come back once…”
On the microphone, the 40-year-old Swiss dreamed of his fans: “I had the opportunity to play a lot of matches in this stadium. It’s strange to be here in another role. Here I have experienced my greatest successes and my greatest failures. I hope to be able to come again. I miss being here (as a player). Maybe I didn’t think it would take me so long to come back, the knee just wouldn’t let me. But I was happy at home and it was a good year. The kids are fine. One is happy.”
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Will it be back in the next few weeks?
Roger Federer is still recovering from a knee injury before perhaps one day returning to the London courts. The Swiss, who was due to return to competition earlier this year, announced that the date would be pushed back to late summer or early autumn. Some fear future retirement. But Roger will try to come back one last time. The last dance.
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