Roger Federer said goodbye to tennis last September 2022, but his city, Basel, still loves his greatest champion madly. Basel is known for being the most important cultural city in Switzerland but also for being the birthplace of one of the most important athletes in the world, Roger Federer.
But the city also hosts one of the most traditional and allegorical carnivals in Europe. Like every year, on the first Monday after Ash Wednesday in the Catholic religion, Basel celebrated its traditional Frasnacht and it is precisely this that has prepared a surprise for Roger Federer fans, given that one of the floats that paraded in the carnival it was in tribute to the career of the winner of 20 Grand Slams.
Which dressed its walls with images of Federer and there were people with rackets and masks of the city’s sporting icon.
Federer at Wimbledon 2023 for the BBC?
A guest on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show last December, Roger Federer explained that he will try not to abandon the world of tennis after his retirement.
Of the two paths indicated by the Swiss champion during the interview, the one that would take him to the control room to follow some of the biggest events seems to be the most viable path. Federer, as declared by the journalist Sue Barker, could in fact join the team of BBC commentators in view of the next edition of Wimbledon.
As revealed by the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the Swiss visited the All England Club for the second time in a few months last week. A visit that turns into a significant clue in the light of the indiscretions published by the major newspapers.
“Federer was seen at the All England Club last week. This is his second visit in recent months. Wimbledon are exploring and considering what role Federer will play in the future but this has yet to be determined,” wrote Mail Online Sport’s Mike Dickson on his Twitter account.
Federer himself told a very amusing anecdote about his penultimate visit to Wimbledon. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was blocked at the entrance by one of the security men who did not recognize him. The attendant asked the Basel legend to show him his membership card, players become honorary members of the Club if they win Wimbledon, but Federer didn’t have the card with him. Only the random intervention of a fan saved Federer.