The next edition of the Laver Cup, which will be held from September 23 to 25 in London, promises to be a great show. Fans will be able to witness the return of Roger Federer. The Swiss champion played his last match at Wimbledon in 2021 and is looking forward to returning to the courts.
Along with Federer, the European “Dream Team” will consist of Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. However, the surprise may not be the end. The dream of the tournament organizers is to bring together the big four in a European team for the first time.
The last piece of the puzzle bears the name and surname of Novak Djokovic. The Serb talked about the possibility of participating in the 2022 Laver Cup at a press conference; conference where he admitted that his agent communicates daily with Rod Laver’s staff.
“The Laver Cup is the only competition where you can find all the big rivals – Big 3 or 4 – in the same team. It’s an exciting and completely different format for players and spectators,” said Djokovic. “The O2 Arena is familiar to me and other tennis players.
We have been playing ATP finals for more than ten years. It was always a success: the stands were always full at every game. Undoubtedly, the tradition of Great Britain contributed to this. It would be a pleasure to play there again.
It’s going to be a fantastic event whether I’m there or not. The possibility is here. My agent is in contact with the Laver Cup team. We’ll find out after Wimbledon.” Federer announced Murray’s presence yesterday afternoon, writing: “European Avengers Assemble”
Tsitsipas thinks about King Roger
After his win over Thompson, Tsitsipas said in his press conference that he was proud of his mentality, work ethic and ability to read his opponent’s game like a certain Roger Federer.
“I would say my mentality is very strong,” Tsitsipas said. “If I fall, I always get back up and work hard. I haven’t had a day where I don’t want to train. … If I fall, I get back up stronger. There’s also a part that I take with me is discipline, skill and mental strength.
On my best days, I feel like I can read my opponents’ game very well and be creative on the court. Maybe not as much as Federer, but I got it. That kind of hitting the ball allows me to get the opponent out of position,” said Tsitsipas.
“It worked well for me today and gave me a lot of break opportunities. My serve also helped me a lot and kept me very consistent.”