Clearly the Laver Cup is a success in the world of “white sport”. The competition that brings together several of the best rackets on the planet has caused great expectation during its four editions of life, including the current one, which is the first that does not have Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic.
This situation argues for the theory of the "Swiss express" itself, which ensures that the success of the Laver Cup goes beyond the names that dispute it, it is the format that makes it interesting for fans worldwide.
But, how did the idea of creating the event that measures the best talents in Europe against the Rest of the World came about? "On a trip to Shanghai with Tony (Godsick) the idea came up to do something for the legacy of the game and incorporate emerging young people to learn from the best such as John (McEnroe) and Björn (Borg)," he acknowledged.
Federer in statements taken up by 'Break Point' "For me, the legacy is really important. In fact, it is remembered because we have a very rich history. Of course, Rod Laver was a hero to many of us, especially Borg, John and me.
He is a great legend who was able to win the full Grand Slam twice," added the winner of 20 major tournaments. Federer participated in the three previous editions of the Laver Cup, of which he won all.
Federer hopes to return soon
The 20-time grand slam champion, Roger Federer recently made a special appearance at Laver Cup in Boston.
The Swiss, who is one of the founders of Laver Cup couldn’t compete at the tournament due to his ongoing knee injury. In an interview with Jim Courier, Federer hinted that he is in a really good place and hopes to return soon.
"Yeah, I mean it was a tough process to take that decision just because I've had already a couple of knee surgeries last year," Roger Federer said. "And I was really unhappy with how things went at Wimbledon; I was just nowhere near where I wanted to be to play at the top top level."
Roger Federer believes he must tread carefully over the next few months in order to preserve his career as well as his post-tennis future. But the World No. 9 insisted that he is in a "good place", as he thinks he has seen the worst of his injury issues.
"I gotta take my time, I don't want to rush into anything at this point," Federer said. "This is also for my life you know, I want to make sure I can do everything I want to do later on. There's no rush with anything. So I'm actually in a really good place. I think the worst is behind me."