1977 Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade reveals that Roger Federer was “so delighted” during the Queen’s visit to the Championships in 2010. In 2010, the late Queen Elizabeth II made her fourth and final visit to the Championships.
During the Queen’s last visit to Wimbledon, Federer was among the select few who had the honor of sitting and talking with the Queen. “The next time she came to Wimbledon was in 2010 and there was a very select group of us sitting down to lunch with her,” Wade wrote to Eurosport.
“There were three Wimbledon women’s champions and Roger Federer and his wife. Roger was on the queen’s right and I was on the left. Everyone had big eyes but it was wonderful to see Federer so fascinated by what she was saying.
We all had this very deep and diverse conversation and she knew all about how tennis was going. She knew all about Roger, and I think she knew about me.”
Wade: The Queen’s Presence Was Adding Something Extra to Wimbledon
In 1977, Wade won his first and only Wimbledon title.
Just days before her 32nd birthday, Wade fulfilled her dream of becoming a Wimbledon champion. The Queen has visited the Championships four times – in 1957, 1962, 1977 and 2010. After Wade won the Wimbledon title in 1977, she received the trophy for the Queen.
“I know having the Queen at Wimbledon and having the Royal Family there added that extra sparkle to the tournament. from other events around the world.
Having the Queen present makes him unique,” Wade added. After the Queen passed away, Federer and Rafael Nadal were among those honored. Wimbledon also shared a statement following the Queen’s death.