I’m back! Beaming Roger Federer returns to Centre Court as he prepares bid to win Wimbledon for ninth time
- Roger Federer is hoping to win Wimbledon for a record ninth time this year
- Swiss star visited Centre Court in build up to tournament that starts on Monday
- The 37-year-old is in ideal form after winning tenth Halle title on Sunday
It wouldn’t be a British summer without Roger Federer making an appearance at Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
And the Swiss star has ensured summer has come a little earlier than usual at SW19 after taking a quick moment to inspect the court ahead of the start of the Championships on Monday.
The 37-year-old uploaded a picture of himself standing on the lawn of Wimbledon’s main showcourt with a big smile and a caption simply reading: ‘BACK’ with a smiley face emoji.
Roger Federer uploaded an image of him standing on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Tuesday
Federer already has the record for the most singles titles wins at Wimbledon and will be hoping more success this summer could see him add to his total by recording a ninth triumph.
After winning at Halle for an incredible tenth time on Sunday, Federer heads into Wimbledon in good form ranked third in the world.
Federer’s tenth Halle title saw him defeat David Goffin in straight sets, sending out a warning to his rivals in the process.
Federer heads into Wimbledon in good form having won his tenth Halle title on Sunday
As ever he will face stiff competition in an attempt to win the tournament he last triumphed in two years ago.
Rivals including Novak Djokovic, who is the defending champion, and Rafael Nadal are as ever among the favourites to triumph at SW19.
With Andy Murray not competing in the singles tournament this year, many Wimbledon fans are expected to back the Swiss veteran.
Having made his debut at the Championships in 1999, he has a superb record which has seen him only fail to make the quarter-finals just once since he first won the tournament back in 2003.
Federer has won Wimbledon nine times, last triumphing in 2017 against Marin Cilic