Roger Federer preferred not to appear at the courts of Paris this year, the next Roland Garros will be totally different without the Swiss tennis ace. But Roger has no time for boring, last night the tennis superstar was the guest of honour at a lavish Moët & Chandon soiree.
The event took place at Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris where famous guests and celebs celebrated the launch of Moët & Chandon’s Greatness Since 1998 limited-edition Champagne. Ahead of a busy summer with Wimbledon and the U.S. Open Roger Federer appeared at the soiree and even took in the scene were Virgil Abloh, Henrik Lundqvist, and countless others.
The bubbly, wrapped in vintage leather and signed by Federer, was created to celebrate the Swiss’ signature sleek style. Priced at a Gatsby-friendly $24,000, all proceeds benefit the Roger Federer Foundation, with 20 bottles going on sale starting July 1.
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The Wall Street Journal publication said Federer then “ticks off the staggering stats of players like Williams and Steffi Graf, which eclipse those of anyone in men’s tennis, especially… factor[ing] in all of Serena’s doubles titles.”
But the article also describes Federer adding that it is a tricky subject, especially as players in previous eras did not always chase records the way today’s players have done. “It’s not fair to compare, actually,” he said and added that everyone knows Serena is all the way up there.
“Maybe there’s a group, a best of five – and if you’re in that group, you should be pleased and happy. I’m in full admiration of Serena. And Venus too, by the way,”
The Swiss tennis legend is next scheduled to compete at the grass-court event in Stuttgart.