*Cliff Richard surprised the spectators with his group in the stands
A historic moment has passed in the UK. Music Cliff Richard It was the start of an alternate offering that bypassed the matches cheered by tennis players at this year’s third Grand Slam tournament. Undoubtedly, the most symbolic scene was when the Swiss Roger Federer Visit Central Courton the occasion of the centenary of the legendary path whose concert was held on the day that ends with a tradition Middle Sunday.
Your Majesty He was accompanied by his father RobertAnd by his coach, Severin Luthi. During his stay he toured the facilities all englandheading towards the place where he has sheltered his entire career.
is that organization Celebrating 100 years since the establishment of the Central Court, With a ceremony held before the first match of the day, the one the British faced Heather Watson and German Jules Niemeyer.
* Legends dressed in the central court
This is the first Wimbledon Without a Helvetian presence since 1997. in 1998 came first London Grand Slam to dispute over Junior Championship who also won. in 1999 He started competing in the main draw, until his first big win came 2001when defeated Round 16 of Pete Sampras. Today fulfilled 21 years to the day Federer turned the tide of the tennis world.
The Swiss lifted his first title in 2003the win Five in a row until 2008, Something that has only been achieved in was open, Swedish Bjorn tower.
In addition to playing some of the best matches in history, such as He lost the 2008 final to Rafael Nadal, Federer won in eight times a cathedralthe man with the most titles and who has the least of the record nine From Martina Navratilova.
It was his last match in 2021when He lost in the quarterfinals to Pole Hubert Hurkacz. Therefore, the Swiss are planning to return to the ring next He is recovering from two knee operations by the end of the year. scheduled to play in laver cup And the championship intrepidYour birth city.
“I hope to come back again’,” said the 40-year-old legend on the main court, standing with the rest of the champions Wimbledon. owner 20 crowns in a grand slam He has been inactive since his surrender in Quarter-finals at Wimbledon a year ago. Moreover, he mentioned that He hadn’t expected that his recovery from last year’s knee surgery would take this long. “The knee didn’t treat me well,” he concluded.
The end of the ceremony was filled with emotion
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