Legendary Wimbledon presenter wants the AELTC to honor Roger Federer



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Legendary Wimbledon presenter wants the AELTC to honor Roger Federer

Sue Barker said she would like to see Wimbledon honor Roger Federer by renaming something after him at The All England Club. Even though Federer wasn't a British player, throughout his entire career he was one of the most popular players at Wimbledon.

The level of support Federer was receiving at Wimbledon was immense and it felt like a home player was playing. Federer, who retired from professional tennis after the Laver Cup, is a record eight-time Wimbledon champion.

"I'm not sure that's going to happen, I don't think they've done one for Fred [Perry] yet," Barker said on Radio 5 Live. "They've only really done things for British champions. But I hope they do something.

Maybe [renaming] part of the clubhouse? Because he has been such a huge part of Wimbledon."

Barker hopes Wimbledon honors Federer next year

“I hope the club will do a tribute for him next year,” Barker added.

“If I were in the job I would certainly be pushing to celebrate his career at Wimbledon." This year's Wimbledon edition was a bit sad because for the first time in the 21st century The Championships proceeded without Federer participating.

This year marked the 100th anniversary of Wimbledon's Centre Court. The All England Club organized a special ceremony, which Federer attended. While addressing the crowd during his visit to Wimbledon, Federer expressed a desire to return to The Championships in 2023.

“Just tried to be successful here and represent the sport well. I hope I did that. And I hope I can come back one more time," Federer said in July. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing Federer ever again at Wimbledon as an active player.

Shortly after this year's Wimbledon was over, it was evident to Federer that he would have to retire because his knee wasn't progressing well. Federer was hoping to make one final comeback this season, but it unfortunately didn't happen.