Wimbledon icon 'doesn't want to come back' to SW19 because of Sue Barker


“Most of all, I will miss the people I have worked with, in front and behind the camera. you have been absolutely amazing.  I am so proud to front the programme. Thank you.”

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reflected on his memories of Barker being the face of Wimbledon. The Swiss said: “I would also like to add my biggest congratulations to your wonderful Wimbledon and BBC career. Also, as a player of course, I know how good you were. I’m going to look back at the highlights that we shared together – interviews on court, you made me cry, maybe not only once but several times.”

He added: “Thank you for everything you’ve done for the game of tennis, to be there, and I don’t know, put tennis in the right place, in a good spot. 

“We both love Wimbledon so I’m sure it’s going to be hard for you but I wish you all the very best for the future. And again, thank you for those incredible 30 years and everything you’ve done for the game of tennis, I appreciate it and I hope I see you soon. Take care, Sue.”



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