Roger Federer will be celebrating at Wimbledon


Roger Federer will return to Center Court at Wimbledon on Tuesday. No, not for competition: He will be honored for his record-setting career at the grass court Grand Slam.

Federer, who announced his retirement last year, has won eight of his 20 Grand Slam singles titles at the All England Club, the highest ever by a man – a mark that Novak Djokovic has won. will try to level this year.

Martina Navratilova has set the overall standard by winning nine women’s singles titles at Wimbledon.

“It’s nice to say that Roger will be with us tomorrow, and we’ll have a special moment of celebration at Center Court before the game starts, just to honor him as the man. holds the most Men’s Singles titles at Wimbledon,” All England Club President Sally Bolton said Monday, the first day of action at the two-week event.

“We’re going to have a moment to celebrate his achievement and say thank you, I think, definitely for us, for all the memories,” Bolton said.

She said that Serena Williams, who won seven of her 23 major singles titles at Wimbledon, was also invited, “but… she’s pregnant so it’s understandable that she can’t travel. “

Williams also retired after last season.

“(We) of course wish her the best of luck with the rest of her pregnancy and we hope to be able to see her again next year,” Bolton said.


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