"I finally won in Rome," Federer jokes with the title missing from his collection

The Swiss champion enjoyed a stay in the Italian capital for the wedding of a friend of his

by Lorenzo Ciotti
"I finally won in Rome," Federer jokes with the title missing from his collection
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Roger Federer has managed to win titles everywhere in his career, for all the countries where he has played, for the seven seas, all he needs to do is win on the Moon or on Mars. But in reality there is one place where he failed to win such a prestigious title in his glorious career: Rome.

The Swiss Maestro was in the Italian capital in recent days for a friend's wedding and, having the opportunity, to enjoy the beauties and delicacies of the Italian capital.

As mentioned, Roger was in Rome among the guests invited by one of his best friends who got married in the Italian capital. Federer published some photos from the Foro Italico courts. And just at the Foro Italico, the Swiss champion also performed in some rallies.

Rome is one of the very few missing title from Roger Federer's career. The Swiss champion who has won 20 Grand Slam tournaments, conquering all four at least once, has never managed to impose himself at the Foro Italico.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer© Rodin Eckenroth / Stringer Getty Images Sport

Roger Federer: "I finally won Rome"

Federer was a finalist four times but never left Rome with the Cup. Of the four finals, there are certainly many regrets for the one in 2003, lost against the Spaniard Felix Mantilla, but also the one that went down in history in 2006 after a 5-set battle lost 7-6 in the fifth set against all-time rival Rafael Nadal.

There were then two other finals lost: in 2013 again by Nadal in straight sets and in 2015 this time by Novak Djokovic. But in his statements throughout his career, Federer has always declared himself in love with Italy and with Rome, which he has repeatedly defined as one of his favorite cities.

And in these Roman days he posted several photos in the capital. And in one of these, sitting at the restaurant table, with a comment full of good humor, he wrote: "I finally won Rome."

The Swiss champion 20 times Slam champion, also returned to one of his favorite restaurants when he took part in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, the Taverna Trilussa, where he dined together with his wife Mirka Vavrinec. The Swiss had already been spotted on Thursday evening walking around the center of Rome, one of the cities to which he is most attached.