WATCH: Roger Federer dwells on missing Laver Cup as a player while backing the ‘Team World’ to retain their title this year in Vancouver
Roger Federer shares his views on what it means for him to get back to the Laver Cup yet again, having completed one year of retirement.
Roger Federer applauding the crowd after winning a match. (credits: Tennis365)
Tennis great Roger Federer had one of the greatest careers that any tennis player would dream of at the start of his career. He also had a great farewell last year at the Laver Cup playing for Team Europe bidding goodbye to the sport with his longtime friends and rivals: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray by his side. It has now been announced by the Laver Cup community to welcome him as a guest on his first retirement anniversary.
Federer had a recent session with the sports committee of the Laver Cup where he shared how much he misses that competition and what it means to him to get back as a guest. He said, “I miss Laver Cup a lot as a player, with my last match also played there with Rafa on court and Novak and Murray and everybody. You know, just there celebrating my career has been a beautiful moment in my career.”
He added, “I am very much looking forward to Vancouver and the Laver Cup being there, only heard great things about the city. so I am really looking forward to see how the Canadian fans will be, especially with their great players coming up.” This year, the Laver Cup is scheduled to take place from September 22-24 and will be played at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Laver Cup introduces a lifetime opportunity for Roger Federer fans this year
Federer will get the opportunity to be at the tennis court after such a long time. He is also expected to meet another legend of the game, Jim Courier on the court. Another arrangement has been made by the committee which involves allowing two lucky stars to get a chance to meet Federer.
The fans will be selected randomly and they will have an opportunity of a lifetime of enjoying the end-to-end action of the Laver Cup alongside Federer on the courtside.
Last year, Federer couldn’t end his last match as a professional player with a win when he played alongside Nadal in a doubles matchup against Frances Tiafoe, and Jack Sock lost the match ultimately by 4-6, 7-6, 11-9. Team Europe eventually lost the trophy to Team World as Europe finished with 8 points to Team World’s 13 points.
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