Tennis demigod Roger Federer made his Wimbledon return at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Sunday almost a year after he played in the Wimbledon 2021 quarterfinals. 

The Swiss icon, who was dressed in a dark tuxedo, arrived in London to be a part of a ceremony that marks 100 years of the Centre Court.

“Celebrating the centenary of Centre Court at Church Road and looking ahead to what the next 100 years may bring is the focus of this year’s Wimbledon. On July 3 — the first time that Middle Sunday has been a permanent part of the event schedule — there will be a special ceremony taking place on Centre Court,” a statement read. 

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Images on the official Twitter handle of Wimbledon display Federer in a dark suit, a black tie, and a pair of black sunglasses. With his hair swept back, the eight-time champion is seen walking with a group of men.

After receiving a grand welcome at the Centre Court centenary event, Federer talked about wanting to return to Wimbledon “one more time.”

“I hope I can come back, like you said, one more time,” Federer said on Sunday, according to NBC.

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“I’ve missed being here. I would have loved to be here,” he said, adding that he had no idea that it would take him so long to return to competitive tennis.

“The knee has been rough on me, but I’ve been happy. I’ve been happy at home,” he added.

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Roger Federer played in the tournament’s quarterfinals last year and lost the match to Hubert Hurkacz. He is now set to make his competitive comeback in London this year with the Laver Cup, which will be held between September 23 and 25. According to reports, he will also be participating in the Swiss Indoors Basel.