Roger Federer surprises everyone and arrives in Boston to watch Laver Cup

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Roger Federer surprises everyone and arrives in Boston to watch Laver Cup

Speaking about this week's Laver Cup, Roger Federer felt sorry about not traveling to Boston and promised he would watch as many matches from his home in Switzerland. The 20-time Major winner and the Laver Cup founder said he would call Thomaz Enqvist, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe to check that everything is all right, but there will be no need for that.

Federer surprised everyone and landed in Boston this morning to follow the action from the players' box and enjoy the matches at TD Garden. Leading Team Europe towards victories in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Federer will skip the Laver Cup for the first time due to an injury, undergoing the third knee surgery in August and staying away from the court until 2022.

Team Europe will compete for the first time without anyone from the 'Big 3,' but that's hardly an obstacle for them after gathering six top-10 stars! 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.

Roger has played 11 Laver Cup matches, winning all six in singles and delivering two triumphs from five doubles clashes, sharing the court with his greatest rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the opening two editions.

In Geneva 2019, Team Europe prevailed against Team World in the deciding match, keeping the trophy in their cabinet and making a proper celebration out of it.

Roger Federer will skip this year's Laver Cup due to an injury.

After the opening two encounters on the final day, Team World had the edge 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 deficit and switch the attention to Alexander Zverev, who battled against Milos Raonic in the winner-take-all encounter. It went down to the wire, and the German emerged at the top in the match tie break to secure the title for Team Europe just like a year ago, wrapping up an incredible competition and celebrating with his teammates.

Alexander is in the squad again, alongside the US Open winner Daniil Medvedev and many other exciting players to watch in both teams. The action starts on Friday with the duel between Casper Ruud and Reilly Opelka.