Roger Federer was honored in his childhood home on Thursday, receiving the “Ehrespalebärglemer” award. The award is given to well-known Basel personalities who represent “special qualities in their fields.” The brass plaques line Basel’s sidewalks, forming the Swiss city’s own “Walk of Fame.” Roger was to be celebrated last year, but scheduling conflicts pushed it back.
About 300 fans attended the ceremony, receiving greetings and autographs from Federer. I must say, Roger can pull off a cream colored suit like no other. Lovely!
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