A new face will be added to the BBC commentary team at next year’s Wimbledon and former presenter Sue Barker has hinted that tennis great Roger Federer is set to make his debut in the booth.
The final curtain came down on Federer’s playing career at the Laver Cup in September as the 20-time Grand Slam winner had announced ahead of the tournament that he is to retire.
The 41-year-old had played very little competitive tennis over the past few years due to a long-standing knee injury and he admitted that it was time to listen to his body and call it a day.
Federer, though, had made it clear that he wants to stay involved in tennis in some capacity, suggesting that he will play exhibition tournaments once he is fully fit again and do a bit of coaching.
There have also been suggestions that he could become a commentator and it looks like he will be part of the BBC’s team for Wimbledon 2023 if the legendary Barker is to be believed.