Roger Federer in a dark suit set foot on Wimbledon's Center Court on Sunday as part of his 100th anniversary at the All England Club.
And in an interview on the court, the eight-time champion revealed that he wants to wear traditional tennis white the next time he walks on the London court. ..
"I hope I can come back again," he said.
Federer, who will turn 41 next month, lost to Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in his final match in the 2021 Wimbledon quarterfinals. A month later, the 20 Grand Slam winners said they would undergo surgery to address an ongoing knee problem.
He previously teamed up with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London to play at the Swiss Indoors Tournament in his native Switzerland this fall and return to ATP. Said he wanted. 2023 tour.
Federer said it was more comfortable to play at Wimbledon than to perform in a ritual role on Sunday when he was surrounded by past champions.
"I was fortunate enough to play a lot of games on this court and I find it awkward to be here in another type of role today," he says. I did. "It's great to be here with all the other champions. This court has given me my biggest win and my biggest loss."
At the ceremony on Sunday Among those who participated was Novak Djokovic, the six-time winner. The number one seed, he was scheduled to meet Tim van Rytoben of the Netherlands in Round 16 on Sunday.
– Field-level media