Roger Federer praised the Laver Cup in a recent interview with Eurosport, explaining the importance and meaning of the competition held this year at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. In 2023 there wasn't much story, with the World team dominating the match and regaining the trophy.
However the Laver Cup once again showed its full potential, resulting in media interest swirling around the competition. Largely due to the fact that the Swiss Maestro, co-creator of the event dedicated to Rod Laver, would be present in the stands.
And think what would happen if Federer became captain of Team Europe! There would be delirium, among fans and insiders. The Laver Cup, in terms of management, image, potential and business, could become, over time, a sort of equivalent of the Ryder Cup in golf.
The Swiss champion's first words brought back memories of the previous edition in London: "After all was said and done, we all had fun together. It was great to see all the players and their teams relax and play each other.
It was great. I secretly like being the center of attention, but at the same time it doesn't matter anymore. It's okay how I feel now. Of course, I miss seeing the happy faces of the people I hope I was able to entertain. The circuit was good for me.
I loved every moment of it but I'm now happily retired."
Roger Federer celebrates the Laver Cup
Roger analyzed: "It's very important for us to pass from generation to generation. At events like these, tennis legends like Jim Courier, Tim Henman and Todd Woodbrige join the action and are actively involved.
You walk with them in the corridors, you can talk to them. It's great to bring together the best from every level and generation, especially when you're a young player. This was my desire and the objective that the event should have achieved.
The opportunity for each athlete to learn as much from their rivals as from their captain. Looking back, for me the Laver Cup was always without a doubt one of the best weeks of the year." Roger is naturally looking forward to organizing the new edition in Berlin, hoping to bring together the best tennis players in the world