On Tuesday, during the second day of the championships, Wimbledon will hold a special ceremony on Centre Court to honor Roger Federer’s accomplishments at the All England Club.
The Swiss eight-time champion, who retired last September, will be visiting the place where he achieved some of his greatest victories. He will be honored before the start of the game.
On Monday, Sally Bolton, the chief executive of the All England Club, shared some exciting news. She happily announced that Roger will be joining us tomorrow, and we have a special plan to celebrate him on Centre Court before the matches begin. This celebration is to honor Roger as the player who holds the record for the most gentlemen’s singles titles here at Wimbledon.
She said, “We’ll take a moment to celebrate his accomplishments and express our gratitude for all the memories.”
Federer, who is 41 years old, has been taking a break from tennis since his emotional exit at the Laver Cup in London. However, he was also recognized at the grass-court event in Halle, Germany last month.
According to Bolton, Serena Williams, who is 41 years old, had been invited to Wimbledon but couldn’t make it due to travel constraints. She had previously withdrawn from the US Open a few weeks ago.
Bolton mentioned that we extended an invitation to Serena this year as well. However, as you may already be aware, she is currently pregnant and unable to travel, which is completely understandable.
Of course, we wish her the best of luck with the rest of her pregnancy. Hopefully, we’ll have the opportunity to see her again next year.
Novak Djokovic is widely considered to be the top contender to match Federer’s impressive record of eight singles titles at Wimbledon this year. If he succeeds, it will also mark his 24th Grand Slam title.