Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon after missing the tournament for the first time in 23 YEARS

Look who’s back! Suited-and-booted tennis legend Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as a spectator after missing the tournament for the first time in 23 YEARS with a knee injury

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Tennis icon Roger Federer has been pictured making his way into Wimbledon

The legendary 40-year-old is missing the historic tournament for the first time since 1999 – 23 years – so he can recover from a knee injury. 

But Federer made his return to SW19 on Sunday to catch up on some of the action from today’s play.

Tennis icon Roger Federer has been pictured making his way into Wimbledon on Sunday

Tennis icon Roger Federer has been pictured making his way into Wimbledon on Sunday

The legendary Swiss 40-year-old veteran was flanked by several members of security staff

The legendary Swiss 40-year-old veteran was flanked by several members of security staff

Federer is tracked by supporters while being covered by security as he strolls through SW19

Federer is tracked by supporters while being covered by security as he strolls through SW19

The veteran has won a record eight men’s singles titles at the famous Grand Slam, including five in a row from 2003-2007 inclusive.

And Federer rocked up to the south-west London venue looking as suave as ever in a smart suit, with a jacket and tie.

He was flanked by several security staff, as fans flocked around him to get a glimpse of their hero. 

The eight-time Wimbledon champion was earing white trainers with his suit at Wimbledon

The eight-time Wimbledon champion was earing white trainers with his suit at Wimbledon

This is the first Wimbledon since 1998 not to feature the legendary Swiss superstar

This is the first Wimbledon since 1998 not to feature the legendary Swiss superstar

Nearby fans could hardly believe their luck as they attempt to get pictures with Federer

Nearby fans could hardly believe their luck as they attempt to get pictures with Federer

The 40-year-old makes his way towards Centre Court on the middle Sunday at SW19

The 40-year-old makes his way towards Centre Court on the middle Sunday at SW19

There is traditionally no play on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon, but this weekend there is a scheduled day’s play for the first time ever.

It is also a historic day for another reason, as Wimbledon celebrates 100 years of centre court. 

British stars Cameron Norrie and Heather Watson are involved in the men’s and women’s singles respectively on Sunday afternoon, both hoping to reach the last 16 and continue to carry the dreams of the home crowd.

Scores of tennis supporters flocked around him as he entered to get a glimpse of their hero

Scores of tennis supporters flocked around him as he entered to get a glimpse of their hero

Federer has won a record eight men's singles titles at the historic Grand Slam tournament

Federer has won a record eight men’s singles titles at the historic Grand Slam tournament

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