Federer gets massive ovation at Wimbledon, hopes to play Centre Court 'one more time' (1:33)

While being honored at the Centre Court's 100 year anniversary, Roger is hoping to play one more time. There is a time and a place for it.

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As part of the Centre Court 100 year celebration, Roger spoke about his future and said he hoped for one more chance to win Wimbledon.

When asked by John McEnroe and Sue Barker, who were hosting the ceremony, if he'd ever come back to play Wimbledon, he replied, "I hope I can come back one more time."

Last year he lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz. He had knee surgery in August and would be out for a long time.

The 40-year-old said last month that he intends to return to top-level tennis in three years and will play in the Laver Cup at the end of September.

The news of the eight-time champion being at Wimbledon broke after he was spotted walking around the grounds. The crowd gave him a standing ovation when he walked out onto the famous turf as part of the celebrations.

"I've been lucky enough to play a lot of matches on this court," he said. It's weird to be here in a different role.

It's great to be a part of this group. The court gave me my biggest victories and losses.

When he played at Wimbledon in 2021, he knew he was going to have a tough year.

I didn't think it would take this long. The knee has been hurting him. Regardless of tennis, it's been a great year. At home, we're happy. I wasn't sure if I should go, but I'm happy at the moment.