This is for the first time that Roger Federer is coming to Wimbledon after competing on red clay in the French Open. The Swiss champ could not participate in the French Open in 2016 due to injury and he opted not to participate in the year 2016 and 2017.  This year, however, the world no.3 will make an appearance in Wimbledon after competing on the red clay. Thus far the transition from red clay to grass has been smooth for the 20 time Grand Slam champion. After his semifinal appearance in the French Open, he won the Halle Championship on grass. For his age, at 37, he has been simply superb competing at the highest level. He won the championships in Dubai, Miami and Halle and he was the first runner-up at Indian Wells.

“Halle went well. Practice this week has been going good too, so far, I’m really happy I played the clay court season. I’m happy I was able to adjust again on the grass. I came through Halle, the clay court season, French Open, without any injuries, feeling good. I guess I would be ready for longer rallies.”

Federer competing for his 9th Wimbledon title

This year when the world no.3 plays his first round match against Lioyd Harris, he will become the first player in the Wimbledon history to compete in the singles draw for 21 consecutive years. Federer will create another record if he advances to the semifinals of the tournament; he will become the first man to win 100 matches at an individual Grand Slam.

Federer had a great passion for the game right from his younger days. He idolised Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. He remembered watching both of them in his younger days and getting inspired by them.

If Federer wins this edition of Wimbledon then he will match Martina Navratilova’s 9 Wimbledon titles. Watch out Federer’s quest for glory starting this Tuesday.


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