Roger Federer needs no introduction. Particularly at Wimbledon Championships. To date, the 8-time All-England Club champion remains the man who has won the most singles titles during the Open Era. Novak Djokovic, with his seven titles, is close behind Federer’s record.
Wimbledon hosted Federer’s final-ever Major and his last-ever singles professional match. Federer was defeated in three straight sets in the 2021 Wimbledon quarter-finals by Hubert Hurkacz, who served him a bagel as he walked away with his kit bag. Federer’s career was ended by a knee injury sustained during his run. He could only return for his 2022 Laver Cup retirement match.
Federer returned to the Championships 2022, but not to compete. The Swiss Maestro was back for the celebrations of the 100th anniversary in 2022, but it wasn’t to play. Fans were excited about his possible return, even though he had not retired. All doubts were dispelled two months later when he said goodbye to the O2 Arena, London.
The former World No. The former World No. Hewitt announced that Federer would be attending the Championships this July in a press conference with AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt. “Roger is coming to visit us as a member.” Hewitt said that Roger is welcome at any time ,”. He was hinting to a celebration of their most decorated singles men’s champion.
Roger Federer’s final trip to Wimbledon was not very ‘welcoming’
Wimbledon champions are automatically members of the Club. Roger Federer had hoped to take advantage of this privilege, but it didn’t work out. Federer told the story of his refusal to enter the Club on the Trevor Noah Show, which aired December 20, 2022.
The security staff refused to let him into the building, and he was not even identified as the legendary tennis player. Federer joked about it and entered the gate through a different one after a small struggle. The Championships had a humorous exchange with the 20-time Major winner, who was treated with respect.
It will be fascinating to see what happens with another Wimbledon visit this year. Fans will also be interested to see if Federer offers advice to his former teammates on how to play the grass.