Alex Corretja: Knowing Roger Federer, it's going to be something special on BBC

Corretja shares his thoughts on Federer potentially joining the BBC's Wimbledon coverage.

by Dzevad Mesic
Alex Corretja: Knowing Roger Federer, it's going to be something special on BBC

Alex Corretja thinks it would be great for tennis to have Roger Federer on TV and noted the BBC should "do something special" if the former 20-time Grand Slam champion indeed joins their Wimbledon coverage. Federer, a record eight-time Wimbledon champion, is reportedly in advanced talks with the BBC to join their 2023 Wimbledon coverage.

Corretja, a former two-time French Open finalist, has been a part of Eurosport's team for a long time. “I mean Roger can do whatever he likes, he’s going to be welcome anywhere he goes. He knows tennis, he loves tennis, he is well respected, he’s such a classy guy and definitely that would be awesome for us to have him somewhere related to tennis," Corretja told Express Sport.

Corretja: 'Unique' Federer deserves something unique

Corretja thinks that having Federer sit in the booth for eight hours and just commentate matches wouldn't be the right thing to do. Instead, Corretja would love to see Federer doing interviews or having his own show during Wimbledon.

“I’m not so sure if he’s going to be calling matches or not, I’m not so sure if he’s going to be sitting in the booth, maybe he might do it from time to time. But I see him running a show, being the main one there and saying ‘Okay, I’m the man here’, guiding the whole thing.

Maybe doing interviews or a programme, doing something special. But it has to be something special and knowing Roger, for sure it’s going to be something special. He’s not going to be calling matches for eight hours a day, I don’t think that makes sense.

You need to value Federer as what he is and he has to be something very unique because he is very unique," Corretja said. Since retiring, Federer hasn't made any guest appearances. The Australian Open persuaded Federer to be their guest this past January but the Swiss declined the invitation. It remains to be seen if we will see Federer on TV in July.

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