Federer hopes to play Wimbledon 'one more time'

Federer's eight Wimbledon titles is a men’s singles record but he is not playing at the grass-court tournament for the first time since his debut in 1999.

Published: 03rd July 2022 07:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2022 07:12 PM   |  A+A-

Switzerland's Roger Federer waves during a 100 years of Centre Court celebration on day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, July 3, 2022.(Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

WIMBLEDON: Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer hasn't given up hope of playing again at the All England Club.

Federer received a standing ovation at a celebration of the centenary of Centre Court.

“I hope I can come back ... one more time,” the 40-year-old Federer said from Centre Court, standing alongside other Wimbledon champions.

Federer's eight Wimbledon titles is a men’s singles record but he is not playing at the grass-court tournament for the first time since his debut in 1999.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t played since losing in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon a year ago in his 22nd appearance in the tournament.

He said he didn't think it would take this long to come back from knee surgery last year. He said: “The knee has been rough on me.”



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