John McEnroe: "Roger Federer is an artist without equal"



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John McEnroe: "Roger Federer is an artist without equal"

The fourth edition of the Laver Cup, which is taking place at the TD Garden in Boston, has officially started. The demonstration was canceled last year due to the effects of the pandemic. The event, conceived and commissioned by Roger Federer together with his Team 8 agency, was held for the first time in 2017 and became part of the ATP calendar starting from 2019.

Two teams compete for the trophy, Team Europe and Team World, led by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe respectively. The Swiss Maestro, who has always idolized the exploits of Rod Laver, intended to pay homage to him with an event that would follow the legendary Ryder Cup.

During Thursday's press conference, McEnroe expressed his love for the Laver Cup and the atmosphere on the race weekend. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were unable to take part in the tournament this year.

The Swiss and the Spaniard are recovering from some physical problems, while the Serbian is resting after failing the assault on the Grand Slam.

McEnroe is excited about the Laver Cup

Former North American tennis legend said: "I have always loved events of this kind, having played several team sports as a child.

I loved the Davis Cup and gave it a really huge meaning. Speaking of which, I think the Laver Cup brings something new to the table for our sport, which is fantastic. It is nice to be a coach for a weekend and observe how the relationships between the various players are articulated, who in the rest of the year are opponents of each other."

Roger Federer's contribution was crucial to the success of the event. McEnroe added: "Rod Laver was my biggest idol. Roger Federer is obviously a sports artist who needs no introduction. It is thanks to him that this splendid event began.

I think there is no longer any doubt that this is a successful experiment." Roger Federer should come back on the court, most likely for his last season, at the beginning of 2022 after the last surgery. Also Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic shuld come back the next year.