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Dance dilemma for Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza at champions’ dinner

Press Association logo Press Association 17-07-2017 By PA Reporters
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Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza have arrived at the champions’ dinner.

The event, which marks the end of the tournament, is taking place at the Guildhall, London.

Traditionally, the men’s and ladies’ singles champions celebrated their victories by dancing together.

But a spokeswoman for the All England Club said there was no dance floor at the venue, and that part of the evening was discontinued in the 1970s.

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That might not stop the 2017 winners though.

On Sunday night Spain’s Muguruza tweeted “@rogerfederer are you ready to dance? #ChampionsDinner”.

The Swiss star replied: “Bring it on champ”, as well as posting a selfie of himself on the way to the dinner, dressed in a suit and tie.

The event will be a special night for Federer, who won his eighth men’s singles title at SW19 on Sunday, an all-time record.

He beat Croatian Marin Cilic in straight sets, in an emotional final.

Muguruza, 23, lost a Wimbledon final to Serena Williams two years ago, but came back fighting on Saturday.

She beat Venus Williams to win a second grand slam title.

In a post-match press conference, when asked who she would prefer to dance with at the dinner, Muguruza said: “Roger. And I like Cilic, I have to say seriously.

“But I want to see if he’s that elegant also dancing.”

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