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‘Pay Him Whatever He Asks for’ – Retired Star Roger Federer’s Tennis Comeback Astounds Fans As They Wait With Bated Breath for the D-Day

Published 02/04/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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The Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer is ready to make a sensational return to Wimbledon. Not as a player, but reportedly he is in talks about coming back to Wimbledon to work as a commentator for the BBC. Unsurprisingly, this news has created a huge buzz in the tennis world. Fans are eagerly waiting to see the tennis star back at SW19. 

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The 20-time Grand Slam champion called off his professional career last year as he retired after playing in the Laver Cup in London. Since then, he has been quite open about his post-retirement plans. And becoming a commentator is something he has always taken into consideration, but never gave that idea much thought until now.  

Roger Federer’s return news has taken the tennis world by storm 


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According to the Telegraph, the 8-time Wimbledon champion will be a part of this year’s tournament. The report discusses that there is a ‘talk’ going on regarding Federer working for the BBC as a commentator during this year’s Wimbledon Championships. However, this news has brought a different excitement to the tennis world. And more than the French Open now, Federer fans are waiting for the third Grand Slam of the Year to see their star back in a new role. 

A fan took to his Twitter account to share the telegraph article and wrote, “Roger Federer in talks to join BBC’s Wimbledon coverage.” Other Twitter users who are also die-hard fans of the 20-time Grand Slam champion flooded the comment section with their reaction.


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Fans want to see the tennis ace back in Wimbledon at any cost. One fan wrote, please @bbc pay him whatever he asks for” while another wrote, “Can they afford him though.”

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However, the question is, did Federer ever think of becoming a commentator as a post-retirement plan?

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Was becoming a commentator always a part of the post-retirement plan? 

Last year, just after his retirement, the former world number one in an interview with the ATP Tour talked about his plans to stay connected with the sport even after calling it off. In that interview, the swiss ace opened up about how he had no idea about becoming a commentator. So he was not sure about taking up the role in the future. 

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But now, with broadcasting corporations like BBC chasing for his signature, everything is possible. Moreover, fans and everyone in the tennis realm will know Roger Federer can just take commentating to a new level.

Are you excited to see the Swiss Maestro as a commentator? Let us know in the comments below.



Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Tony Thomas