ROGER FEDERER NEWS
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."
June 25, 2017 -- Halle, Germany
Roger finished a successful week at the Gerry Weber Open today with his near flawless play. He faced the always tough number 12 ranked player on the ATP, Alexander Zverev. Roger started strong and dominated the final with his beautiful shot selection. He needed less than an hour to win his 16th grass court title, 6-1, 6-3. This is Roger's 9th title in Halle.
“It's great to get off to a good start in the finals and then remind yourself that you've been playing good tennis all week. You start swinging freely, things start clicking, you realize your opponent is under pressure and you keep pressuring him,” he said. “I'm like on 'Cloud Nine' right now after the ninth win here in Halle. It's a wonderful feeling to win here again because I'm not sure if I'll ever get a chance to win this again so it's important to enjoy this one.”
With this win, Roger joins Nadal as one of the only two men in the Open Era who have won a tournament more than eight times. He also improves to 4-0 in title matches in 2017 and now has 92 career titles.
Next up for the Swiss Maestro will be Wimbledon where he will be contending for his 8th title at the All England Club.