Roger Federer Arrives For Laver Cup; But Participation Is Doubtful

The 41-year-old injured legend is playing his final tournament

Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer Sunday arrived in London to compete in the Laver Cup. The tournament is of great significance. It is his last one as a professional tennis player. The Swiss great announced his retirement from tennis last Thursday.

He is set to initiate his final goodbye on September 22 with a practice session with Team Europe. However, due to injuries, Federer’s participation in the tournament is uncertain. A decision is going to be made only in the coming days. He is likely to make a last-minute call. 

The official event is held from September 23 to 25. Federer will contest alongside other tennis greats – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray. World number one Casper Ruud and promising Australian Stefanos Tsitsipas are also going to compete in the tournament. 

Roger Federer on his final journey

A modern-day master, Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles. Overall, he has won 1251 matches in his career. The 41-year-old has won 20 Grand Slam titles. Wimbledon is the fortress of Fed-Ex where he has won eight titles in men’s singles. 

The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour. This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything the tour has given me. But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the most fortunate people on earth,” Roger Federer wrote in his retirement letter.

Laver Cup promises exciting action

The three-day event will see the greats of the game fight it out for glory. The Europe team is set to play for the title against Team World, led by tennis legend John McEnroe. His team consists of Diego Schwartzman, Alex De Minaur, Frances Tiafoe, Jack Sock, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Taylor Fritz.

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