Roger Federer Gets A Street In Switzerland Named After Him [Video]
by Tom Gainey | April 22nd, 2016, 9:39 am
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Roger Federer received yet another honor. The 17-time Grand Slam champions had a street named after him in Biel, Switzerland.

The street called “Roger Federer Allee” will lead to the new Swiss National tennis center once it opens in 2017. Federer trained there as a teen from 1997 until 2002.

While this is Federer’s first street in Switzerland, he does have one already in Germany. Halle named a street after Federer in 2012.

Federer’s parents Lynette and Robert were among the 2,000 or so in attendance for the event.

It is still unclear is Federer will play either Madrid or Rome.


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47 Comments for Roger Federer Gets A Street In Switzerland Named After Him [Video]

Van Persie Says:

Congrats, Roger


Wog Boy Says:

If I lived in that town I would have two dogs, named Rafa and Nole, and would walk them every day up and down the street to show respect to uncle Roger..of course, I would carry little plastic bags with me, just in case, as that’s the law in EU..

If you wonder what kind of dogs they would be, Rottweiler with itchy bum would be Rafa and German Shepherd with perky ears would be Nole..


Van Persie Says:

Since RF won the Arthur Ashe humanitarian award 2 times in his career, it would be more appropriate to camp refugees on that street


chrisford1 Says:

Never quit understood how importing huge masses of Muslims inclined to fundamentalist violence and refusal to assimilate – is a “humanitarian duty” of Europeans.


Van Persie Says:

CF1, you are somehow right….I also do not get, why the West had to intervene in the Muslim problems. We face now the boomerang effect


Okiegal Says:

Blake Shelton, star of The Voice has a part of our main street named after him. He is from Ada, Ok and was raised here in my neighborhood. Quite popular in the states….don’t think he ever played tennis….😊😊😊


Green Lady Says:

Yuck rather inappropriate comments from certain people, anyway congrats to Roger having a street named after him, pretty cool ….


Green Lady Says:

Wogboy your post was funny though, thats how you do it, some of your fellow fans could learn a thing or two, ;-)) ….


J-Kath Says:

Oil, oil and more oil.


Margot Says:

@Wog Boy
Isn’t Nole a Greyhound? Dunno about Andy? Please don’t say Bulldog!


Van Persie Says:

Do not know if Nole is a German shepherd, but we have a Chiuaua poster on TX


Van Persie Says:

^^was my reply for post from 4:56


Wog Boy Says:

@Margot,

Ok, I got carried away with German Shepherd (I just love them), you might be right about Greyhound, though I think Nole’s ears are not as floppy as Greyhound’s one..
As for Andy, let’s say brown (for a reason) Border Collie..but I love Bulldogs, I really do, such a nice personality.

I’ll go back to Greyhounds, I don’t want to make you sad, but after reading this, knowing you, I am sure you wil feel sad as I did:

http://www.unleashed.org.au/blog/2015-02/7-horrifying-truths-about-greyhound-racing


J-Kath Says:

GL – Roger has two streets named after him. I think Nadal and Djokovich fans should get competitive….???? Yes? No?

and Andy? Nah…he’s satisfied with his gold-plated Royal Mail Post Box.


J-Kath Says:

ChrisFord 1 @ 1.48

After creating wars to liberate Oil Fields, it’s what the West does to prove they are human.


Wog Boy Says:

JK,

Actually there is a street named after Novak Djokovic in Serbia, but it is in private town (resort) built in the mountains of western Serbia by famous movie director Emir Kusturica called “Timbertown” since only natural material has been used, I stayed over there in 2011 for a few nights and have been blown away by nature, healthy food localy produced and view to die for, if you ever need holiday in untouched nature and need to recharge your batteries, go there, two hours flight ftom London, have a look, it is in English and very short video:

http://youtu.be/ACMtXuTG5pc


Margot Says:

@Wog Boy
Yes, that’s simply horrible. In the Uk greyhounds just get abandoned if they can’t race any more. A friend of mine has two “rescued” greyhounds and they are the daftest, sweetest dogs you would ever meet.
OK, I’ll settle for a darling border Collie, Welsh of course.


J-Kath Says:

WogBoy

Totally charming and yes fairytale….made me wonder where my passport is. Many thanks.


Purcell Says:

There’s a German Shepherd playing Nadal at the moment. See him off Phil….
Always had a soft spot for Kholi. Got a slight look of Steve McQueen.


Purcell Says:

I expect Andy is as perfectly satisfied with his golden postbox as Roger is with his two streets. Just hope it’s still golden as when I visited, tourists and fans were peeling paint away.


Purcell Says:

A German Shepherd is playing Nadal at present. See him off Phil….
Always had a soft spot for Kholi. Has a slight look of Steve McQueen


elina Says:

Looking forward to Roger’s return to hopefully give fedfans something happy to write about lol.


J-Kath Says:

Purcell

East coast gets severe winters…hopefully they’ll give it its annual spring look.

Elina: When will Roger return…seems to be some doubt?


elina Says:

According to his web site recently updated, not until the French open. Clay is obviously not a priority for him which is a smart choice given that his focus is Wimbledon and Olympics.


Van Persie Says:

Well, Kohlmann lost. A shame :(

WB, I can only compare Nole with a noble Arabian Thoroughbred :)


Giles Says:

Poor fedfans in a bit of a slump I see. Geez one of them even rooting for Kohli. Hard times, no?


Purcell Says:

So sorry if this offends your sensibilities Gilesey but we Fed fans are not so short sighted as to root for only one person. You see, we are actually tennis fans.
I get it. Kholi just happened to be playing the object of your adoration, yes?


elina Says:

And the Daddy of yours Purcell.


Purcell Says:

Please explain yourself more clearly Elina.


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath @7.54am April 23rd, lol sorry just seen your post, nah rather they didnt, each to their own, but i prefer them making tennis headlines ….


Green Lady Says:

Purcell, im sure elina can speak for herself, but i believe what she meant was, given the H2H between the two men, Rafas the daddy of Roger ? ….


J-Kath Says:

GL ….Agree, mine was tongue in cheek. PS: Have a look at Wogboy @ ….8.18am…..the video is stunning…wondering where my passport is.


Green Lady Says:

Make that another one at 7.41 am April 23rd ….


J-Kath Says:

A pity it can’t be resolved…


Green Lady Says:

J-Kath yeah i know, anyway Wogboys video is stunning, being a gal who was born in the countryside, i have an appreciation for such gorgeous scenery, sadly i havent got a passport err yet lol ….


Purcell Says:

Actually GL you don’t need to intervene as I know exactly what Elina was implying. Oh and ‘speaking for herself’ should suggest original thought, not the regurgitation of phrases of language-poor and dubious origin.
Just for the record, I don’t see any evidence of Nadal being a daddy……


Green Lady Says:

Purcell fair enough, not need for all the aggressive snark though, when all i was doing is sending a reply, but just for the record, because Rafa and Maria are focusing on their respective careers, they are leaving parenthood and marraige for the time being, many of the Nadal men didnt get wed till into their 30s anyway, and the Nadal family are so rich that they could possibly have Xiscas eggs frozen for IVF if they left it late ?….


danica Says:

I visited the “Timbertown” some time ago, and yes, I took picture below the “Novak Djokovic Street” sign. I don’t want to sound snobbish but I had to mute the video, just couldn’t stand that girl’s English. I often wonder how I sound to my American friends. I hope nothing like that :).


Green Lady Says:

Apologies Federer fans, dont want to turn this thread into another food fight ….


Green Lady Says:

Danica im English, but im as common as muck, with a broad Yorkshire accent like ive got, i could never be accused of being a snob lol ;-)) ….

Nice to see you here BTW ….


danica Says:

Hi GL,
I don’t get the chance to come here often as I would like. I can’t get to computers because the wee ones are gamers and drive me nuts. Apologies for not using the iPads and phones but I just cannot type with one finger :). So, by the time I get the turn on one of the computers I am too tired to even open any windows :).

Thanks for welcoming me ;).


elina Says:

Not exactly rocket science there Purcell. Nice try lol.


Green Lady Says:

elina i must say, although i dont always agree with what your saying, i do love the banter you have with some posters, especially Skeezer, it reminds me of Rachel and Ross in Friends, we were on a break!, no we werent ! lol ….


danica Says:

“It doesn’t happen to everybody and it is a big deal” :))))


Green Lady Says:

Purcell @April 6.16am April 24th, not sure why you asked the question then, if you already knew the answer ? ….


Purcell Says:

Green Lady:a lecture on The Nadal family marriage and breeding status was pretty amusing, (and a tiny bit nauseating) seeing as my ‘daddy’ comment to Elina was simply a challenge to her to explain her use of a cliche. Make no mistake, GL, I knew what she was up to and as I said, I don’t need you to step in. As for ‘aggressive snark’, as Cameron wrote to Rebekkah Brookes, and to quote Elina, ‘lol, lol and lol again.’ Got it wrong didn’t he.


Green Lady Says:

Why dont you tell me how you really feel then ? ….

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