Wimbledon 2022: Roger Federer receives a grand welcome at Center Court – watch

tennis legend Roger Federer Return to Wimbledon after nearly a year to celebrate the special occasion of Center Court completing 100 years on Sunday (July 3). The eight-time champion was welcomed during the celebration where Novak Djokovic was also present. Federer played his last match last year in the quarter-finals at Center Court.

Ahead of the ceremony, the Swiss legend was seen walking around the field in a suit. The tournament confirmed that the ceremony would take place before play on the main court, saying: “Celebrating the centenary of Center Court on Church Road and focusing on what could happen in the next 100 years is the focus of this year’s Wimbledon On July 3 – the first time that the Mid-Sunday event has been a permanent part of the program – there will be a special ceremony at Center Court.”

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Federer played in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year, losing to Hubert Herkaz. He then underwent his third knee surgery in less than two years, after revealing that he had suffered a “shock” with his injury on the grass.

The 40-year-old is set to return to London later this year with the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena from 23 to 25 September. And then he would return to official competition a month later in his domestic tournament. , Swiss Indoors Basel.

With IANS inputs