Will Federer retire without playing the Laver Cup?
The world of tennis awaits Roger Federer’s last performance and his official farewell to professional activity this weekend, when a new edition of the Laver Cup, the tennis player’s team tournament, takes place in London.
According to what Federer announced, last Thursday, through a statement he posted on social media, this tournament will be his last time as a professional tennis player after a successful career of more than 22 years of competition.
However, from Roger Federer’s own environment, they question his participation and assure that Swiss tennis itself will make the decision at the last minute.
This may be a last minute decision. He has trained at a level to determine exactly whether it is a good idea to play or not,” his physical coach Pierre Paganini stated.
Paganini also explained how Federer considered retiring three months ago, when it became clear that he was making “more efforts for a relatively low intensity. Since July, when he began to combine different training elements, he realized that he had to do more and more turns and make extra effort.”
Federer last participated in Wimbledon 2021 and then underwent a third knee surgery from which he was unable to recover.
“I think it’s a smart decision. It’s not just about the knee. Roger has played many games in his career and his body has been under a lot of pressure.”
For this edition of the Laver Cup, the teams will be formed as follows. On the European side, in addition to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal (Spain), Novak Djokovic (Serbia) and Andy Murray (UK), the other members of the so-called “Big 4” who dominated tennis in the past. Professional male stage. In addition, Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) and Casper Ruud (Norway) will be added.
As far as the rest of the world is concerned, it consists of Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada), Taylor Fritz (US), Diego Schwartzman (Argentina), Jacques Sock (US) and Francis Tiafoe (US) who replaced his compatriot John Isner) and Alex de Minaur (Australia).
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