“I’ll Be There To”: Roger Federer “From A Different Position” at next year’s Laver Cup | tennis news
The Laver Cup in 2022 was significant in many ways. First, it was Roger Federer’s last match as a professional tennis player and then Team World won the prestigious competition for the first time. Frances Tiafo handed Team World her first Laver Cup title when the American saved four match points in a dramatic win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, who robbed Roger Federer of his farewell trophy on Sunday. As Federer hoped to mark the end of his career by lifting the trophy in a tournament he helped build, the Swiss legend should have greeted Tiafo and the rest of the Team World squad.
Federer said: “Congratulations to Team World, a great comeback. “He was exciting at times, but I had a lot of fun. I can’t thank you enough for that. I enjoyed every minute.
Promising to compete in the Laver Cup next year in Canada, Federer said: “I’m looking forward to next year. I’ll be there too, supporting both teams from a different position.
Federer played the last game of his illustrious career on Friday when he and Rafael Nadal were beaten in doubles by Tiafo and Jacques Sock.
The tearful departure of the 20-time Grand Slam champion was the highlight of the tournament, but Federer – unable to play more games due to knee problems that forced him to retire – remained there to cheer on his team colleagues. Europe.
Despite the presence of Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic and the former world number during the night. .
Tiaffo, 24, and Auger-Aliassim, 22, are part of a generation destined to become protagonists after Federer’s retirement, with Nadal and Murray also at the end of their careers.
with AFP input
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