Soon after the passing away of Queen Elizabeth was announced, Wimbledon master Roger Federer wrote a farewell message and sent his condolences to the Royal Family. Federer posted the message on his Instagram Stories along with a picture of him and Queen Elizabeth.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Royal Majesty. Her elegance, grace and loyalty to her duty will live on in history. I would like to send my thoughts and condolences to the entire Royal Family and Great Britain,” wrote Federer.
Federer once dined with the Queen
In 2010, as reported by Daily Star, Federer dined with Queen Elizabeth. “She knew about my tough first round,” Federer said. “She said I should hit more backhands down the line,” Federer added.
Yet, Queen Elizabeth is not the only one from the royal class that likes Federer. Kate Middleton admitted that her mom is a big fan of Roger. “Roger [Federer] is my mother’s heartthrob,” Kate, 35, said of her mom, Carole Middleton.
“I don’t think she will mind me saying that. I think he probably knows that too”. In a BBC documentary, Kate Middleton described her first memories of tennis. “I was really taken by [Andre] Agassi and [Pete] Sampras, [Goran] Ivanisevic and Steffi Graf,” Kate recalled of a childhood spent watching Wimbledon.
“That for me was my first memories”. “It inspires young people including myself,” Middleton also said. “Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking, ‘Yes, I could do the same’ and get out the racket.
Sadly, not the same results”.
Wimbledon also sent condolences
The Queen was a great lover of sports. And of course, for many years she was the one to reward the winners of Wimbledon, coming down from the Royal Box of the Center Court.
In a Tweet, the London Slam honored HM the Queen with a beautiful and moving message of condolence. See Wimbledon’s tweet here: Wimbledon made heartfelt condolences to HM Queen Elizabeth