The figure of Roger Federer exceeds the sport. Considered one of the best tennis players of all time, the Swiss who won 20 Grand Slam tournaments is in full recovery from a new operation on his right knee. Away from the circuit, in the last hours he was honored with an unexpected gift that marks the value he has for the city of Basel, where he is from, and for his country.
This Friday will go down in history as the day on which the Roger Federer Express was presented, a tram that is part of the city’s public transport and that today has the name of His Majesty. Both outside and inside, the collective that moves on rails has iconic photos of the tennis player’s career.
Through his social networks, Federer took the opportunity to thank the honor of having a tram with his name on it. “Jumping aboard the Fedexpress! Thanks for the incredible honor. It seems that it was yesterday that I was a boy going to train in No. 8 ″, wrote the Swiss, who clarified that this line was the one he used when he was a boy and moved to train in his beginnings in the discipline.
Another of the significant events that marks the route of this line is that it passes through the door of the stadium of FC Basel, one of the most recognized football teams in Switzerland and of which Roger himself is a confessed fan.
It should be noted that in the middle of last August, Federer announced that one of his knees should be operated on again. “I’m a realist, don’t get me wrong, I know how difficult it is at this age to go through another surgery, but I want to be healthy and go through this process with the aim of continuing to be active will help me during this time,” said the tennis player. Semana dropped the top 10 spots in the ATP world rankings for the first time in 245 consecutive weeks.
Federer played his last match at Wimbledon, when he lost in the quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in straight sets. After learning of his physical handicaps, the 40-year-old made the decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.
In recent days, almost two months after the intervention on his right knee, Roger gave details of how he is progressing. “The worst is behind us,” declared the tennis legend. “I’m doing well, rehabilitation is progressing step by step,” he said at an event in Zurich with his sponsor Mercedes-Benz. (Bolavip)