Federer To Be Honored In Basel
October 29, 2009 · Print This Article
Roger Federer will be honored next week at the tournament he once acted as a ballkid when he was a child. The Basel event has a special place in Roger’s heart and it doesn’t hurt that he has won the event the past 3 years and that the stadium is named after him. The ceremony will be held Monday night and the focus will be Roger’s record breaking 15th Grand Slam title. After the ceremony Roger will take to the court for his first round match (imagine the downer if he loses?). This will be the first event for Roger after taking off 5 weeks due to injuries and spending time with his family.
The event and Roger have been in the spotlight lately due to the fact that it is one of the few sporting events that permits tobacco adverting. Many around the world have asked Roger to boycott the event to show his support but there is little to no chance of that happening especially given the fact that smoking in Europe is far more accepted than here in North America.