Will Roger Federer return to Wimbledon?
Recent reports indicate that talks are advancing between Roger Federer and BBC regarding the tennis great’s possible role as a commentator for Wimbledon.
Wimbledon fans may soon see Roger Federer once again; this time, in another capacity. According to the Daily Mail, the Swiss tennis great is in advanced talks to become the BBC’s commentator for the competition. The deal between the tennis player and tournament organizers is in the process of being struck, as indicated by the newspaper.
Federer was reported to have visited the All England Club for the second time in recent months to discuss his role in Wimbledon 2023.
Rumors about the possibility of the 41-year-old’s new role as analyst began at the beginning of the year, as first reported by The Telegraph; now, they seem closer to becoming a reality.
Boris Becker leaves his seat
The eight-time Wimbledon winner would likely take the place of Boris Becker. The German, who was released from Huntercombe prison in December and then promptly deported back to his country, will not be able to live on British soil for a period of time due to the special program he took to lessen his charges. Becker’s departure clears the way for Federer’s return to the grand slam event which he has dominated.
Federer retired in September last year, after losing his doubles match partnered with rival and friend Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup held at the O2 Arena in London.
“This is not the end completely, life goes on. I’m healthy, I’m happy, everything is great, and this is a moment in time. This had to happen. At least I got to say everything I wanted to, I think. A few weeks ago, that moment scared me a lot,” Federer said at a press conference to express what he felt after playing the last match of his career as a tennis player.
If the plans for his becoming a commentator and analyst for Wimbledon push through, tennis fans will get the chance to continue to benefit from the expertise of one of the greatest players the sport has ever produced.
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