September 29, 2022

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Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon after missing the tournament for the first time in 23 years

Tennis icon Roger Federer was photographed making his way to Wimbledon on Sunday

Look who’s back! Suit-and-shoe tennis legend Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon after missing his first tournament in 23 years with a knee injury.

Tennis icon Roger Federer has been photographed making his way to Wimbledon.

The legendary 40-year-old will miss the historic tournament for the first time since 1999 – 23 years old – until he can recover from a knee injury.

But Federer returned to SW19 on Sunday to catch up on some action from the day’s play.

Tennis icon Roger Federer was photographed making his way to Wimbledon on Sunday

The 40-year-old Swiss veteran was surrounded by several security personnel

The 40-year-old Swiss veteran was surrounded by several security personnel

Federer is tracked down by supporters while covering security as he tours SW19

Federer is tracked down by supporters while covering security as he tours SW19

The veteran won eight men’s singles titles at the popular Grand Slam, including five consecutive titles from 2003-2007 inclusive.

And Federer descended on to southwest London looking as subtle as ever in a smart suit, jacket and tie.

He was surrounded by several security personnel, as fans crowded around him to get a glimpse of their hero.

The eight-time Wimbledon champion was attracting white coaches in his Wimbledon suit

The eight-time Wimbledon champion was attracting white coaches in his Wimbledon suit

This is the first Wimbledon tournament since 1998 not to feature the legendary Swiss star

This is the first Wimbledon tournament since 1998 not to feature the legendary Swiss star

Fans nearby couldn't believe their luck trying to take pictures with Federer

Fans nearby couldn’t believe their luck trying to take pictures with Federer

There is no traditional Sunday midday game at Wimbledon, but this weekend there is a one-day match scheduled for the first time ever.

It’s also a historic day for another reason, as Wimbledon celebrates 100 years on the center court.

British superstars Cameron Norrie and Heather Watson will participate in the men’s and women’s singles respectively on Sunday afternoon, hoping to reach the Round of 16 and continue to fulfill the dreams of the home crowd.

Dozens of tennis fans flocked around him when he entered to catch a glimpse of their champion

Dozens of tennis fans flocked around him when he entered to catch a glimpse of their champion

Federer won eight singles titles at the historic Grand Slam

Federer won eight singles titles at the historic Grand Slam