LONDON (Reuters) – Almost a century has passed since Prince Albert – later crowned King George VI – turned up in his pristine white trousers and collared shirt to compete in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon.
Now Roger Federer is playing his part in helping to further the prospects of a Next-Gen player from Britain’s royal family — one who is likely to end up being known as King George VII.
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At the age of five, Prince William’s son George is a long way off from joining the Next-Gen pack — a term used for the best 21-and-under competitors on the men’s tour — but he has been lucky enough to have a knockabout with arguably the greatest player to have ever swung a tennis racket.
So just how good is Prince George? Can he follow in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather and one day compete on the manicured lawns of the All England Club?
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“At that stage it’s all about just touch the ball, it’s already good,” 37-year-old Swiss Federer, who happens to be the Prince’s favorite player, said with a wry smile.
“He’s a cute boy. I love to see that they’re into tennis or into sports. His mum has always enjoyed her tennis,” he added of the Duchess of Cambridge who attended...
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