Roger Federer to be honored at Wimbledon, but AELTC teases fans ‘to follow more’

Roger Federer to be honored at Wimbledon, but AELTC teases fans ‘to follow more’

Roger Federer With The 2017 Wimbledon Trophy

Roger Federer will return to the venerable court of Wimbledon this winter, but the All England Tennis Club (AELTC) is yet to confirm how exactly they will celebrate his achievements.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner suffered his last singles match at Wimbledon in 2021 when he bowed out in September as he battled to overcome a knee injury. On Hubert Hurkacz.

Indeed, Federer is always a fan favorite as he holds the record for men’s singles titles at SW19 and the last of his eight titles at SW19 in 2017. He won five in a row from 2003 to 2007. In 2009 and 2012

The Swiss great, however, did not get a chance to say goodbye to the fans at SW19, hoping to return for the 2022 edition of Wimbledon, but he never fully recovered and finally decided to bring the curtain down on his career.

However, as his achievements are celebrated, he can say goodbye as he returns to SW19 this year, but organizers are tight-lipped about the celebrations.

AELTC chairman Ian Hewett said: “He’s a great champion. We have a very close association. I am happy to say that Roger will be visiting here as a member.

«Anytime you’re most welcome. And yes, we’ll celebrate his achievements in proper Wimbledon fashion in due course. Stay tuned.»

Roger Federer’s Wimbledon record

In addition to holding the record for most wins by an individual in the Open era, Federer also finished second on four occasions (2008, 2014, 2015, 2019).

He played 119 grass court Grand Slam matches, winning 105 and winning 88%. In total, he reached the main draw 22 times at Wimbledon, and on only four occasions did he fail to advance to the second week, three of which he won before winning his first title in 2003.

Federer made his Wimbledon debut in 1999, but made his name official in 2001 by defeating childhood hero Pete Sampras in the fourth round – ending the American’s 31-match winning streak at the tournament.

Two years after defeating Sampras, he defeated Mark Phillipssis 7–6 (7–5), 6–2, 7–6 (7–3) to become the ultimate title holder, breaking his major duck.

He remained undefeated at Wimbledon until July 2008, when he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in a stunning final that lasted four hours and 48 minutes.

The Swiss great returned to the throne the following year, but suffered shocking quarter-final defeats in 2010 and 2011 before winning No. 6 in 2012.

Federer ran into an inspired Novak Djokovic in the 2014 and 2015 finals as the Serbian began to dominate at Wimbledon, but he still had one more golden moment at Wimbledon when he beat Marin Cilic in 2017 to claim his eighth title.

His last chance to win the championship was in 2011.

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