Emma Raducanu could replace Roger Federer at Wimbledon for the BBC
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Emma Raducanu could replace Roger Federer as commentator at Wimbledon for the BBC, after the Swiss Maestro said on Twitter a few days ago during a chat with fans that he did not know he would not have a television role for the BBC at Wimbledon this summer.
As reported by the Express, Raducanu could work for the BBC during the tournament, although it's not yet clear what role she might take on. Federer will be officially honored at Wimbledon this year after retiring at the end of 2022.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, the Swiss tennis icon tweeted: "No plans to comment this year for the BBC!"
Emma Raducanu will have to respect a forced stop of at least five months. The young British player has informed her fans that she underwent a surgery on both hands.
Raducanu has tried to live with the pain in recent months, but she had to surrender to the problems in order not to jeopardize her future in the world of tennis. In the long letter addressed to her fans, the winner of the 141st edition of the US Open revealed that she had reduced the number of hours spent on the court before matches and canceled many training sessions just to continue competing.
A solution that didn't bring her great benefits and which ultimately had a strong impact on her physical condition. She wrote on Twitter: "It's safe to say that the last ten months have been difficult considering I've had to deal with recurring bone injuries in both hands.
I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it in the first part of this season and the last part of last season, dramatically reducing work hours and missing weeks of training. Unfortunately that wasn't enough. I underwent a little hand surgery to fix the problem.
I am sad to announce that I will be out for the next five months and will need to have another minor ankle operation in the meantime. It hurts me to know that I will miss all summer events. I tried to minimize the problems, so I want to thank the fans who supported me without knowing the facts. Can't wait to see you all back on the court."