Roger Federer will not have a street named after him in Basel, at least for now

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The hometown of Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will not name a street after him, at least for now.

Basel officials and politicians have begun discussing how to honor the 20-time Grand Slam winner, who withdrew from the ATP tour last month.

However, surveyor Paul Haffner has ruled out the possibility of Federer having his own street, a recognition already granted to him by some Swiss and German cities.

“Basel’s policy is that only deceased people have a square or a street named after them,” Haffner told Swiss broadcaster SRF.

Federer, Basel’s most famous inhabitant and one of the world’s most renowned sportsmen, already has a city tram named after him and the possibility of dedicating a building to him is being discussed.

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