ROGER FEDERER NEWS
July 4th, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger took to the court at the All England Club and faced the crafty, Alexandr Dolgopolov in the 1st round of Wimbledon.
Roger looked solid while an injured Dolgopolov just didn't have the firepower or consistency to hurt the Swiss star. After 42 minutes, Dolgopolov retired from the match 6-3, 3-0.
During the match, Roger hit 10 aces including his milestone 10,000th ace to become the 3rd man to achieve such an accomplishement. Currently at 10,004 aces in 1294 matches, he sits 3rd on the list behind Goran Ivanisevic and Ivo Karlovic.
Roger will face Dusan Lajovic from Serbia in the 2nd round.
In celebration of Roger's Australian Open victory and 18th Grand Slam title, Wilson introduced a Limited Edition Pro Staff RF97 Autograph. Only 18 of these racquets were produced and each has been signed by Roger. While all of the racquets sold within minutes in January, a couple orders were not completed and we are now offering these special racquets during Wimbledon.
Each racquet features the exact same specs as the inline Pro Staff RF97 Autograph and commemorates his 2017 Australian Open win. Each racquet is individually numbered (1 through 18) and Roger has personally signed each one (on the grip and frame). 100% of net proceeds benefit the Roger Federer Foundation.
To own your very own Limited Edition Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph signed by Roger himself, click here.
Roger appears in a dynamic and inspirational new Nike film titled 'Inspiration Unmatched' launching globally this week.
The film arrives as the world turns its focus towards London where he will embark on a journey towards an historic eighth grass court Grand Slam.
'The Roger Effect' underscores the immense impact the Swiss star has had on the game at all levels and popularity of tennis worldwide.
Some players inspire the crowd get to their feet, Roger inspires the crowd get to the court.
June 29, 2017 -- Wimbledon, England
Roger took to the practice court today at Wimbledon and answered some fan questions! Be sure to check out the footage here:
Roger goes into Wimbledon as the 3rd seed and will be looking to win his 8th Wimbledon and 19th Grand Slam.
June 27, 2017
While the world continues to be in awe of Roger's already amazing 2017, there has been speculation if he would be competing come 2018.
Having played an abbreviated schedule already this year, Roger skipped the clay court season to ensure he would be ready for grass season. Today, the 35-year old Swiss player confirmed he would start the 2018 season again at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia. Roger began his 2017 campaign in Perth this year playing the international team tournament for Switzerland and pairing with Belinda Bencic, with whom he will partner with again in 2018.
"It was the perfect preparation because I was in a good mindset," he said. "When I went to Melbourne, I could really look back on some great preparation, and I think that's what also made me win the Australian Open."