'I can see Roger Federer’s book over your left shoulder but...', says ATP ace

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'I can see Roger Federer’s book over your left shoulder but...', says ATP ace

The fourth edition of the Laver Cup takes place between September 24 and 26, 2021 at the TD Garden in Boston. Roger Federer was the main star in Prague, Chicago and Geneva, but he will not compete in the fourth Laver Cup next month due to a knee injury.

The Europe team will not see any of the 'big 3' defending the blue colors, with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic absent from previous tournaments in the US so far. Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini and Casper Ruud will represent Team Europe in Boston, all born between 1996 and 1998 and eager to show their skills in the absence of the best players of the last 15 years.

Federer said he is disappointed to skip the Laver Cup for the first time, backing the aforementioned youngsters to seek the fourth consecutive title for Team Europe. At Geneva 2019, Team Europe beat Team World in the deciding match, keeping the trophy in their display case and making it a fitting celebration.

After the first two matches on the final day, Team World had an advantage over their rivals, and Roger Federer had to defeat John Isner to keep Team Europe alive. The Swiss prevailed in two close sets to reduce the gap and focus attention on Alexander Zverev, who battled Milos Raonic in the winner-take-all match.

Of course, he had to go all the way, and the German emerged at the top in the match tiebreaker to secure the title for Team Europe for the second year in a row, concluding an incredible competition that highlighted the tennis news during that weekend.

of week. Roger has played 11 Laver Cup matches, winning all six in singles and achieving two wins in five doubles clashes, sharing the court with his biggest rivals, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, in the first two editions.

Andy Murray opens up on Roger Federer

In a virtual setting, Andy Murray geared up for the press conference. However, he was appalled to see his interviewer’s bookshelf, which comprised of a book written by the Swiss ‘G.O.A.T’ Roger Federer, but none by Andy himself.

Engaging in friendly banter, the eagle-eyed former Wimbledon champion expressed his not so serious ‘disappointment’ over his observation. He said, “I’m just gonna say before we start, it’s a bit disappointing.

I can see Federer’s book over your left shoulder there but I don’t see any of mine, unfortunately”. In splits, the interviewer claimed to have an ‘Andy Murray’ banner, hoping to make it up to the 34-year-old star.

He said, “I have an Andy Murray banner if you’ll wait for my elementary school book. I was going to put that up, but I didn’t. Next time I will show you my Murray banner”.