Roger Federer did find his way to Wimbledon for the year not to play. But to participate in a ceremony commemorating the centenary of Centre Court on Sunday. He stated his ambition to visit with a racket in 2023.
Federer chose a black suit and tie rather than the mandated all-white tennis uniform, with his purple Wimbledon participant’s badge attached to a jacket lapel.
The Swiss great has already been inactive for a year serious knee issues, was between many than two dozen grass-court event singles champions. They performed in the main arena throughout a 35-minute memorial to a venue that debuted in 1922.
His previous game anywhere was on July 7, 2021, when he managed to lose in the quarterfinals to Hubet Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0 at Centre Court. Soon after, Federer underwent surgery to fix injury.
“Of course I’ve missed being here. I would have loved to be here. I knew walking out here last year, it was going to be a tough year ahead. Maybe didn’t think it was going to take me this long to come back. But the knee has been rough on me,” he told the crowd.
“I didn’t know if I should make the trip, but I’m happy standing right here, right now.” Roger Federer Said.