Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365: Released on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 3:14 PM.
Roger Federer could be featured in the 2023 edition of Wimbledon.
He hasn’t been around for a while, but he’s still talking a lot… At the end of September, Roger Federer put the rackets back in the locker room at his last gala during “his” Laver Cup. Years ago, with great fanfare of the name of his idol, legendary Australian player Rod Laver was the winner of 11 Grand Slam tournaments and the only player in tennis history to have won two Grand Slams (one amateur in 1962, the other professionally in 1969). The Swiss, who played the doubles final with Rafael Nadal, left after a very emotional evening.
No farewell ceremony in Basel
What will the 41-year-old man do now, who had to put an end to his tremendous career because of a stubborn drama? The 20 Grand Slam winners will take care of their small family and manage their lucrative business worth several hundred million euros and possibly compete in exhibitions. We will not see him again next week in Basel, his home tournament in Switzerland, where a farewell ceremony is due. But it was coming too soon… “I tried to digest everything that had happened lately. The celebration at home in Basel will have a very special meaning but for me it comes very early after London,” explained Federer, who will be able to make a great exhibition with Rafael Nadal at the Santiago-Bernabeu stadium in Madrid in 2023.
Are you at the microphone at Wimbledon?
In 2023, Roger Federer could also make a comeback in “his” other favorite tournament. He won 8 victories at the Temple of Tennis, Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017). Basel won’t take on the racket where they lost their last official singles match in 2021 (against Hubert Hurkacz in the Quarterfinals), but could serve on the mic… a possibility already mentioned and reinforced by a recent rumor. Federer could be part of the BBC commentary team, which includes, for example, John McEnroe. A few days ago, former presenter of the famous English channel and newly retired Briton Sue Barker assured her that she would be replaced by a worldwide element. And it seems quite possible that it’s Roger Federer… The BBC has neither confirmed nor denied anything so far.