Bjorn Borg welcomed with great pleasure the news that Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer will take part in the Laver Cup 2022, the competition that sees representatives of the Europa team face off against tennis players from the rest of the world, scheduled from 23 to 25 September in London.
. Since its inception in 2017, in all four editions the tournament has seen the triumph of the European selection, which this year will also be strong of the two expert champions, winners of 41 slams in two. The matches of the 2022 edition will be hosted at The O2, a London arena that has nearly 20,000 seats.
Also this year, the European team will be captained by Bjorn Borg, who commented on the choice to welcome the two legends to the team. The eleven-time slam champion then kept alive the hypothesis of a possible Nadal-Federer double.
The captain of the European team was enthusiastic about the possibility of being able to field Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer in his team. "There is nothing better than being able to select Rafa and Roger for the Laver Cup in London," said Borg.
The former Swedish legend then praised Nadal's success at the Australian Open a few weeks ago, praising the Spanish champion. “What Rafa just achieved at the Australian Open last weekend was incredible. He embodies the spirit of our game and we are so lucky to have him and Roger as role models for our sport.
Two great champions, an incredible city and an iconic venue - it will be truly memorable,” said the Swede.
Federer had a very normal upbringing as a child
Roger Federer recently opened up on how he has dealt with staying home for the last two years while recovering from a serious knee injury.
The Swiss also spoke about his family supporting him during his time away from the tour. "The last few years have definitely shown me how it could be, how to manage a sort of slower life... because I actually feel very, very busy [nowadays]," Roger Federer said.
"I wake up earlier than ever because my body doesn't need as much rest as it used to. I actually have more time on my hands when I wake up at 7 o' clock in the morning. I wanna remain curious and really learn, you know....
just working hard, but still enjoy the process. The transition will be an interesting one, my life will be different, the carpet will be pulled from under my legs sometimes, you know?" he added. "Maybe I see it easier than it will be, but I'm very confident about it and that's not because I don't want to come back.
We'll see how it will be." During the interview, Roger Federer was also asked whether he ever felt he was destined for greater things in his early years. "I come from a really normal background here, sports was always one of my favorite things to do besides going to school," Federer said.
"I was gonna be happy if I won one tournament... and if I would've made the tour top 100 and had the chance to play at Wimbledon - that would've been enough for me."