Roger Federer returned to Wimbledon and was honored

Almost a year after his official retirement, Swiss Roger Federer was honored at Wimbledon this Tuesday before almost 16 thousand people present at the Central Court of the All England Lawn Tennis Club to witness the match between the American Shelby Rogers and the defending champion, the Kazakh Elena Rybakina.

He eight-time English Grand Slam winner (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2017) and runner-up in four others (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2019) entered the stands while the cameras followed him and stood next to his wife, the tennis player Mirka Vavrinec, and Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales and part of the British royal family, while the entire court applauded him.

Federer starred at Wimbledon several parties that remained in historyas when by the fourth round of the edition of 2001 he beat American Pete Sampras, ending his 31-win streak consecutive in the tournament.

Although, without a doubtHis most impressive triumph there was in the 2009 final, when he defeated fellow American Andy Roddick 16-14 in the fifth set.a triumph that allowed him to return to number 1 in the world and become the top Grand Slam winner at that time (15).

As if that were not enough, too He beat Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the 2006 and 2007 finals in the early years of one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.

But not all were joys for the Swiss on the London pitch. In 2008 he lost in the final to Nadal in what is considered the best match in tennis history: It was 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8) and 9-7 for the left-hander after 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Read Also:  Water Sports Make a Splash at Paris 2024: Introducing the "Water Warriors"

Novak Djokovic also gave him another of his most painful defeats. The first of these was in the 2014 final, in which they won in five sets, and the other was also in the decisive match, but in 2019, in which they even raised two match points against to end up winning the tournament.

This year the first edition of Wimbledon is taking place with Federer as a tennis player since, although he did not play the tournament last year, he was still trying to play again (he finally said goodbye to tennis at the Laver Cup a few months later). The Swiss watchmaker played the tournament without interruption between 1999 and 2022 and during that period it accumulated 105 wins and suffered 14 losses.

Recent Articles

Related News

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here