Roger Federer’s participation in the Laver Cup is in danger
Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis last Thursday. The Swiss legend has thus given up playing the tournament at home, that of Basel, next October, to say goodbye to competition on the occasion of the Laver Cup.
It will be in London, between September 23-25, when we may or may not see Federer in action for the last time. And it’s only in the last hours his physical trainer, Pierre Paganini, cast doubt on his participation in the event that will face the European team with the rest of the world.
“It will be a last minute decision. Roger trained to test himself and see if playing is a good decision or not“, Explained one of the men who knows best the physical condition of the Swiss.
We do not know what the intention of the Swiss is, he could try to play at least one of the competition’s doubles matches, where he would form a partnership with Rafa Nadal in the most anticipated meeting.
In addition to Federer and Nadal, the European team will consist of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud, with Matteo Berrettini as a substitutee, while for the rest of the world team they will play Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Jack Sock, Alex de Miñaur and Frances Tiafoe. Tommy Paul will be the reserve player.
The Laver Cup, which in Spain, it can be seen on television via Eurosport, It consists of three singles matches and one doubles match on each of the three days of competition. First day wins are worth 1 point, second day 2 and third day 3. Players can play a maximum of two singles matches, while doubles pairs cannot be repeated.
Fatal knee injury, which landed him in surgery three times, is to blame that the champion with 20 Grand Slam titles is forced to end his career earlier than desired. Despite hard and intense recovery work, Federer was unable to play again at the level necessary to face the best players on the circuit, which led him to announce the news that everyone in tennis was dreading.
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