Roger Federer was the most anticipated man at the Laver Cup, an event held at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. the Swiss Maestro attended the matches on Friday, and also sat down for an interview with Jimmy Connors. He also opened up the possibility of becoming captain of Team Europe, in the next editions of the tournament co-founded by the Swiss and dedicated to the Australian legend Rod Laver.
Federer congratulated Team World for winning the 2023 Laver Cup, sharing words of praise for the team captained by John McEnroe on his Instagram profile. Team World defeated Team Europe 13-2 to win their second consecutive Laver Cup title.
Furthermore, Roger highlighted how he is looking forward to attending the 2024 Laver Cup, which will be held in Berlin.
Roger Federer: "I want Djokovic and Alcaraz at the Laver Cup 2024"
The sixth edition of the Laver Cup began on Friday 22 September and ends on Sunday 24.
This year, Team Europe faced off against Team World in the splendid setting of Vancouver and Team World prevailed with the overwhelming victory of 13-2. Since the first edition played in 2017, the Laver Cup has collected 4 consecutive victories for Team Europe and 2 victories for Team World (in 2022 and 2023).
The feeling is that without any of the Big Four, without Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, the team is missing that point of perfect cohesion, of divine inspiration capable of overturning any result.
Or, it's just the lack of four great tennis players who in the same team made Europe and even the whole world dream.
Speaking of the 2023 Laver Cup, journalist Barbara Schett asked Roger Federer which team he would like to see in the next edition and the former tennis player's response was: "Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz."
Apart from these, Federer also mentioned the importance of Alexander Zverev being able to compete in front of his audience, alongside others like Holger Rune, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Daniil Medvedev.