ROGER FEDERER NEWS
You can now ride on the Federer Express!
The official ambassador of Swiss tourism, Roger Federer, was celebrated in Basel, Switzerland this week as a tram was named after him. The Federer Express tram celebrates the 20-time Grand Slam winner with photos of some of his most iconic moments sprawled on the outside, while the inside features facts and information about the Swiss Star and some of the seats are reminiscent of chairs that can be found on the side of a court during a changeover.
"The project was very important to me. That is why it is a great honor for me to be able to see the tram on the streets of Basel in the future," said Roger.
July 7, 2021 -- London, UK
Roger's attempt at another Wimbledon title ended in his Quarterfinal matchup against the up and coming Polish player, Hubert Hurkacz. The 8-time Champion was over powered by the big hitting 14th seed and lost in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
After the match, the 39-year old Swiss star said, “I’m actually very happy I made it as far as I did here and I actually was able to play Wimbledon at the level that I did after everything I went through. Of course I would like to play it again, but at my age you’re just never sure what’s around the corner.”
Roger will touch base with his team and decide what is next for him in 2021.
July 5, 2021 -- London, UK
Roger needed just 3-sets to book his spot in the Wimbledon Quarterfinals today. Facing the always tricky Lorenzo Sonego on Manic Monday , the Swiss Maestro navigated his Round of 16 match (complete with a rain delay) like a seasoned professional and won 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. This win puts Roger into his 18th Quarterfinal in Wimbledon and 58th Career Grand Slam Quarterfinal appearance. At 39 years old, this milestone makes him the oldest quarterfinalist in the Open Era.
“I’m extremely happy. Tricky conditions inside and outside against Lorenzo, always dangerous,” Roger said. “But I felt like after that first set, I was able to control things. It was a great match. I couldn’t be more excited to be in the quarters. It’s a big moment and I’m very, very happy.”
July 3, 2021 -- London, UK
The 8-time Wimbledon Champion took to the court on the middle Saturday against the highest ranked player left in the draw, Cameron Norrie, leaving the winner with entry to week two of play at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Despite a slight hiccup in the match, Roger's experience and play earned him the win 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes on Centre Court. And with that victory, Roger earned his 1,250th career match win.
“I’m super relieved as it was a tough battle,” he said in an on-court interview. “I was so close to serving it out in the third set and I thought he played excellent today. I think I kept a high-level of play, but he did well to break me at the end of the third set. Overall, I can be very happy with the way I played.”
He will take on Lorenzo Sonego in the next round.
July 1, 2021 - London, UK
The 8-time Wimbledon Champion looked to be in good form today in his 2nd round match against Richard Gasquet. Giving fans plenty to cheer about, the Swiss star won the match without any hiccups 7-6 (1), 6-1, 6-4.
"It was a wonderful match for me and I'm really happy with my performance."
Next he will face the highest ranked British player in the draw, Cameron Norrie.
With today's win, Roger, at 39 years old, has become the oldest man to reach the 3rd round at Wimbledon in 46 years.