Roger Federer’s sad tribute after Queen Elizabeth’s death

Tennis player Roger Federer (pictured left) during a press conference at Wimbledon and (pictured right) Queen Elizabeth II poses for a photograph.

Tennis icon Roger Federer (pictured left) has paid his respects to the royal family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II (pictured right). (Getty Images)

Tennis icon Roger Federer paid a special tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II after the world was rocked by the news of her death on Thursday.

People from around the world have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the royal family announced she had died in Balmoral aged 96.

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“The Queen died peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” Buckingham Palace said.

The sporting world was quick to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

And one such icon to give respect to was 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer.

Federer met the Queen along with Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic in 2010 after Her Royal Majesty visited Wimbledon.

And to show his respect, Federer tweeted his condolences to the royal family and Britain.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Royal Majesty,” Federer wrote, accompanied by a photo of him meeting Queen Elizabeth.

“Her elegance, grace and loyalty to her duty will live on in history.

“I would like to send my thoughts and condolences to the entire Royal Family and Britain.”

Federer has enjoyed the best moments of his sporting career in Britain after winning Wimbledon eight times.

He won his first Grand Slam in 2003 at the All England Club.

Roger Federer (pictured left) shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth II (pictured centre) at the All England Club.

Queen Elizabeth II (pictured centre) meets Roger Federer (pictured left) at Wimbledon in 2010. (Photo by Oli Scarff – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

In 2010, Federer spoke about his meeting with the Queen.

“I was lucky enough to have lunch with her. I was sitting right next to her with my wife,” said Federer.

“It was a very nice lunch for us. We talked together for an hour about the London Olympics, she knew about my results.

“She was very relaxed. It was a pleasure to speak to her.”

The sports world reacts to the Queen’s death

Many in the sporting world were quick to pay their respects to the royal family following the sad news.

Football legend Pele and current England striker Harry Kane both spoke about their admiration for the Queen.

Pele spoke about meeting the Queen in 1968 when she was smutting Brazil.

Tennis icon Billie Jean King also met the Queen in 2010, at the same time as Federer.

British heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and British F1 driver George Russell also paid their respects.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, several sporting events across the UK have been canceled as a mark of respect.

The BMW PGA Championship golf event organizers responded to the announcement of the Queen’s death with an immediate halt to play as many players were still at the course at Wentworth.

The course and practice facilities will remain closed on Friday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said Friday’s second Test match between England and South Africa would not go ahead at the Oval.

Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Queen Elizabeth II today at Balmoral on September 08, 2022 in London.

Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Queen Elizabeth II today at Balmoral on September 08, 2022 in London. (Photo by GC Images/Getty Images)

Horse racing meetings in the UK were suspended on Thursday evening and Friday as the governing body wanted to “remember her extraordinary life and contribution to our sport and our nation”.

Domestic rugby matches in England and Scotland were canceled on Thursday and no matches will be played over the weekend either.

Tour of Britain cycling organizers have declared the race over after canceling Friday’s stage and two others over the weekend. Gonzalo Serrano, who was leading after Thursday’s stage, was crowned the winner.

The Premier League paid their respects to the royal family and said they were “deeply saddened” to hear of the Queen’s death.

It was not immediately said if the games would take place this weekend.

with AP

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