Roger Federer attended Wimbledon on Sunday.© AFP
20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who looks sharp in a black suit, attended Wimbledon on Sunday to celebrate the centenary of Center Court. Eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer was invited by the All England Club to this historic moment. The 40-year-old underwent joint surgery last year after suffering a knee injury during the grass court season.
Since then, Federer has been trying to get fully fit to return to the final Grand Slam of the year – the US Open. Federer was greeted warmly by the Wimbledon crowd as he entered center court.
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Federer last won the Wimbledon title in 2017, while his last Grand Slam win came during the 2018 Australian Open.
In 2003, he won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Mark Phillips in the final.
Speaking on Sunday, Federer said he wanted to take part in Wimbledon at least once more.
“I hope I can come back,” Federer told Center Court.
“I knew I had to get out of here last year, it’s going to be a difficult year,” Federer said.
“I probably didn’t think it would take that long to come back – my knees are rough.”
He talked about what Wimbledon meant to him.
“This court has given me my biggest win and my biggest loss.”
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