This momentous occasion is scheduled to happen on the second day of the celebrated Wimbledon Championships in London, which falls on Tuesday.
Regardless of having introduced his retirement in September of final 12 months, Federer will make a memorable return to the hallowed grounds the place he achieved a few of his most extraordinary victories.
Previous to the graduation of play, he can be bestowed with a well-deserved tribute, recognizing his unparalleled contributions to the game and his enduring legacy at Wimbledon.
“I am happy to say that Roger can be with us tomorrow and we may have a particular celebratory second on Centre Court docket earlier than play begins simply to honour him as the person holding essentially the most gents’s singles titles right here at Wimbledon,” All England Membership chief govt Sally Bolton stated on Monday.
She added: We’ll have a second simply to rejoice his achievements and to say thanks for all of the recollections.”
Following his retirement and the emotional farewell witnessed on the Laver Cup in London, the 41-year-old Federer has largely maintained his distance from the world of tennis.
Nevertheless, he lately acquired a well-deserved tribute on the grass-court event in Halle, Germany, which passed off final month. This recognition additional underscored his immense influence on the game.
Along with Federer, one other tennis icon, Serena Williams, aged 41, was prolonged an invite to Wimbledon. Sadly, as a consequence of journey constraints, she regrettably couldn’t make the journey to the event.
Serena, who bid farewell to skilled tennis a number of weeks earlier on the US Open, would have undoubtedly added her personal contact of brilliance to the occasion had she been capable of attend.
“We invited Serena equally this 12 months however as you may know she’s pregnant so understandably could not journey,” stated Bolton.
“We in fact want her plenty of luck with the rest of her being pregnant and we hope possibly we’d see her subsequent 12 months.”
Novak Djokovic is the new favorite to equal Federer’s males’s report of eight singles titles at Wimbledon this 12 months and safe his twenty fourth Grand Slam title.