Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since second world war due to COVID 19 pandemic and the Championship has declared the health workers as this year champions. On Thursday, Wimbledon tweeted a video in which eight time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer cheered for the new champions this year and expressed his gratitude.
Federer said in the video, “Since 1877 Wimbledon fans have embraced The Championships. You have watched through multiple types of screen at all hours of the day and night. Descended from afar, even queued, how you have queued. This summer sadly, we must come together by staying apart. No tents will be pitched, no records broken, no trophies engraved.”
He thanked all the fans who supported throughout the journey of Wimbledon. “We are united in hope that tomorrow will be better than today,” he said in video message to all fans across the globe.
Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer urged people to stay at home and to follow the guidelines which is issued by the local government to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Swiss legend is at home in Switzerland, as he underwent knee surgery in February.