Street named after Federer to honor the Swiss maestro

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Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer (C) takes part in the ceremony marking the inauguration of a street bearing his name next to Mayor of the city of Biel, Erich Fehr (R) and member of the council of Biel Barbara Schwickert on April 21, 2016 in Biel. The street is located next to the Swiss tennis center where Federer completed its tennis studies. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Swiss tennis star and 17 time grand slam champion Roger Federer has a street named after him and the star was humbled by this gesture. He appeared in front of 1500 people to officially open the ‘Allee Roger Federer’ which leads to national centre of Swiss tennis in Biel. This is same place where the current world number three trained as a junior.

‘I am very moved. I never thought I would see a street named after me,’ Federer is quoted as saying in Swissinfo.com. ‘I hope that we will see future champions on the Allee Roger Federer. Thanks a million.’, Federer said on this occasion.

Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer (C) takes part in the ceremony marking the inauguration of a street bearing his name next to Mayor of the city of Biel, Erich Fehr (R) and member of the council of Biel Barbara Schwickert on April 21, 2016 in Biel. The street is located next to the Swiss tennis center where Federer completed its tennis studies. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer (C) takes part in the ceremony marking the inauguration of a street bearing his name next to Mayor of the city of Biel, Erich Fehr (R) and member of the council of Biel Barbara Schwickert on April 21, 2016 in Biel.
The street is located next to the Swiss tennis center where Federer completed its tennis studies. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Roger Federer is currently preparing for the second major of the year that is the French Open. He has won this clay court crown only once back in 2009. The tournament will begin on the 22nd of May and will conclude on the 6th of June.

A young fan receives back his giant ball signed by Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer (back) during a ceremony to unveil a street bearing his name on April 21, 2016 in Biel, western Switzerland. The street located next to the Swiss tennis center where Federer completed its tennis studies. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
A young fan receives back his giant ball signed by Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer (back) during a ceremony to unveil a street bearing his name on April 21, 2016 in Biel, western Switzerland.
The street located next to the Swiss tennis center where Federer completed its tennis studies. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
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