Roger Federer graces the Rolex Gala with Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn and Jazz legend Michael Bublé

Swiss Maestro Roger Federer was seen at the Rolex Gala with former Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn and music legend Michael Buble.

Roger Federer, Lindsey Vonn and Michael Bublé
Roger Federer, Lindsey Vonn and Michael Bublé

Roger Federer hit a new low in the standings after dropping to 44th place in the latest ATP rankings. This was the first time since 2000 that the Swiss Maestro was ranked out of the top-40. That was when then 18-year-old Federer was ranked 54th in the World and didn’t have a single title to his name. The ranking drop was inevitable considering Federer has been on the sidelines for the last eight months and played only 13 matches last year.

However, that doesn’t seem to affect the brand value of the most marketable athletes around the world. Federer seems to have reached the twilight in terms of his tennis career, but there is no dearth of sponsorships for the 40-year-old. He was in the top-10 of the Forbes highest-paid athletes in 2021 and was the top-ranked tennis player on the list. As he gears up for his long-awaited comeback soon, the Swiss Maestro was seen at a sponsor’s event.

At an event sponsored by Rolex, a legend himself, Federer was seen in the company of other greats. Federer was pictured with Olympic Skiing champion Lindsey Vonn and Canadian Jazz legend, Michael Buble. Buble posted a picture of the trio on his official Instagram handle at the Rolex Gala.

Long comeback road ahead for Roger Federer

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Tennis fans finally got a glimpse of Federer on the courts, after the Swiss Maestro was posted a short clip of him sweating it out on the practice courts. The 40-year-old hasn’t played a match in 8 months since his quarter-final exit at the Wimbledon 2021 to Hubert Hurcakz. He underwent go a surgery following that after his knee injury was exacerbated. It was his second surgery in less than a year and this seems to have taken a toll on the Swiss Maestro.

Earlier, Federer’s coach, Severin Luthi hinted that a comeback at Wimbledon is highly unlikely and said Federer is still in the rehab phase. A comeback during the North American hard-court swing would be in the time frame for the 5-time champion US Open champion, with enough time to recover before the final Grand Slam of the year. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be hoping to be fit in time for the Laver Cup, which will be taking place in London this September.

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