Roger Federer will join BBC for Wimbledon in 2023 hints Sue Barker
Roger Federer could become the latest addition to the BBC commentary team for Wimbledon according to reports quoting former presenter Sue Barker.
The 20-time Slam champion officially retired from the sport at the Laver Cup last month at the age of 41. However, Federer assured fans he will remain involved in the sport in some capacity.
Many hope the Swiss legend will try his hand at commentary, particularly at SW19. Now, Barker has added fuel to that speculation.
The 1976 French Open champion took part in a Q&A at Kingston’s Rose Theatre during a tour for her new best-selling book Calling The Shots. According to Kingston Nub News, Barker “dropped a heavy hint that tennis legend Roger Federer may be joining the BBC’s commentary team for Wimbledon next year.”
Former world number three Barker herself stepped down as lead presenter this summer at Wimbledon after 30 years broadcasting the Slam. Such longevity mirrors that of Roger Federer. The former world number one won eight titles at Wimbledon between 2003 and 2017, including five consecutively from 2003 to 2008. Both are men’s records at the event.
Barker interviewed Federer many times, producing an emotional moment as he won his first Major title at Wimbledon as a 21-year-old.
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