Street named after Federer

Just when you thought Roger Federer had it all, the Swiss Maestro has now had another street named after him.

Federer attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of over 1500 fans in Biel, Switzerland on Thursday.

The gathering was to celebrate the opening of 'Allee Roger Federer', a street which connects the national centre for Swiss Tennis within the Tissot Arena sports complex to the Champs-de-Boujean in the town.

"I am very moved. I never thought I would see a street named after me," said the 17-time grand slam winner.

"I hope that we will see future champions on the Allée Roger Federer. Thanks a million.

The northwest Swiss town has a connection to Federer, as he completed a large part of his junior training there. 

"For Roger Federer, it is a journey through time," said Mayor Erich Fehr.

This is not the first time a street has been named in the honour of the Swiss player. In 2012, the 'Alle Roger Federer' was revealed in Halle, Germany, following his frequent success at the Gerry Weber Open, which he won a record eight times. 

Comments