Roger Federer’s triumphant eight-time singles title journey at Wimbledon, ending with his 2017 victory over Marin Cilic, will be celebrated in 2023.
Location: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July
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A unique ceremony on Centre Court will be held on Tuesday to commemorate the extraordinary achievements of eight-time champion Roger Federer at Wimbledon.
Federer, who concluded his tennis career last year, will be saluted before the commencement of play, around 13:15 BST.
At 41, the Swiss champion boasted a remarkable streak of five consecutive Wimbledon titles from 2003 to 2007, along with additional triumphs in 2009, 2012, and 2017.
His ultimate win surpassed Pete Sampras’ record for the most men’s titles.
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Wimbledon’s chief executive Sally Bolton stated that a ceremony for Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, had been planned to “recognise him as the record holder for the most gentlemen’s singles titles here”.
“We will take a moment to applaud his achievements and express our gratitude for all the unforgettable memories,” she further commented.
Serena Williams, a seven-time women’s singles champion who also bowed out of her tennis career last year, was invited but could not attend due to her pregnancy. The 41-year-old’s absence will be felt.
“We send her our best wishes for the rest of her pregnancy and we look forward to perhaps welcoming her next year,” added Bolton.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Roger Federer Wimbledon 2023 Ceremony
What is the event being held at Wimbledon 2023?
A special ceremony is being held at Wimbledon 2023 on Centre Court to honour the accomplishments of eight-time champion Roger Federer.
When and where is this ceremony taking place?
The ceremony is scheduled on Tuesday, during Wimbledon 2023, which runs from July 3 to July 16 at the All England Club.
What time does the ceremony start?
The ceremony honouring Roger Federer is expected to start before the commencement of play, around 13:15 BST.
Why is Roger Federer being honoured?
Roger Federer is being honoured for his remarkable achievements at Wimbledon, where he won eight gentlemen’s singles titles, the most by any player in history.
Is there any live coverage of the ceremony?
Yes, there will be comprehensive coverage of the ceremony across BBC TV, radio, and online platforms including BBC iPlayer and the Sport News Center’s website and mobile app.
Was anyone else invited to the ceremony?
Yes, seven-time women’s singles champion Serena Williams was also invited to the ceremony, but due to her pregnancy, she was unable to travel and attend the event.
How many Wimbledon titles did Roger Federer win and when?
Roger Federer won a total of eight Wimbledon titles. He had a streak of five consecutive wins from 2003 to 2007, and added further victories in 2009, 2012, and 2017.