WATCH: Roger Federer Turns Into Narrator as Wimbledon Releases New Video

Published 04/09/2020, 6:05 PM EDT


Wimbledon 2020 has been called off amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the Championships declare the health care workers to be this year’s champions. Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer addressed the entire tennis fraternity to express their gratitude and cheer for the ‘new champions this summer.’

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Tomorrow will be better than today” – Roger Federer 

The heart-warming video in Federer’s narration began by illustrating Wimbledon’s age-old connection with its fans. The Swiss continued to highlight the tradition of the Championships. And then he beautifully crowned the 2020 world champions. The selfless health care workers are fighting against the fatal virus by risking their lives.

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“Since 1877, Wimbledon fans have embraced the Championships. We have watched through multiple types of screens. At all hours of the day and night, descended from afar. Even queued… my how you have queued,” Roger Federer said.

“This summer, sadly, we must come together by staying apart. No tents will be pitched, no records broken, no trophies engraved. But as we say thank you for your passion and support, we remind ourselves that countless champions will be crowned.”

“As frontline workers across the globe compete for us, we cheer for them. For now, with play suspended, we are united in the hope that tomorrow will be better than today.”

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In 2019, World Number four Roger Federer evaporated to Wimbledon championship points under the English sky against his arch-rival Novak Djokovic. An ace at 8*-7(40-15) in the final set must have awarded him his ninth Wimbledon crown, but after the tiebreaker at 12-12 Djokovic sealed his fifth grass-court major title.  Since then Federer’s 21st Slam has been held up.

Ans, his latest Wimbledon victory came in the year 2017 after defeating Marin Cilic in the finals.

Roger Federer

Following the cancellation of Wimbledon 2020, Federer was “devastated.” But for the betterment of the society and mankind, the Swiss maestro accepted cancellation whole-heartedly and confirmed his presence in the 2021 edition of the Championships.

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