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Order, order of play! John Bercow speaks up for hero Roger Federer

Out of his seat:
John Bercow saw
Roger Federer seal a
semi-final spot, and 
watched the match
in a T-shirt with the
Swiss star’s initials
PICTURE: REX

TENNIS-MAD Commons speaker John Bercow led the cheers as his sporting hero sealed a semi-final place at Wimbledon yesterday.

Wearing a blue Roger Federer T-shirt, Mr Bercow was seen getting animated as he watched the Swiss tennis legend fight back from a set down to beat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

Making a racket: Cheering a win for his hero PICTURE: I-IMAGES

It was the second time this week he had been to the All England Club to watch Federer. On Saturday, he was in the crowd and heard calling out: ‘We all love you Roger, all of us,’ to the star.

Mr Bercow is a well-known tennis fan and in his youth was ranked as Britain’s No.1 junior before bronchial asthma prevented him from becoming a professional.

In 2014, he published a book on the 20 greatest male players of all time — and placed Federer, 37, in the No.1 spot.