In an interview with SuperTennis TV, Denis Shapovalov's physiotherapist Stefano De Pirro shared a riveting anecdote, during his working days with Dominic Thiem. The Italian said: "I still remember one of my first trips with Dominic Thiem.
We had just arrived in Dubai, only he and I, with Dominic making his first steps on the Tour. We went to a restaurant at the hotel with Alexander Zverev, Thiem's friend, who was so young that he was playing qualies. While we are waiting for the food, Roger Federer comes up and is like, 'Hi guys, can I sit with you for dinner?' We are like, 'You are Roger Federer, we (will) leave you the table!' We were three almost unknown guys and the tennis legend asked us to have dinner together (as if it were) totally natural.
It is a difficult moment to forget." Roger Federer was asked if he will ever play Davis Cup again: "I do not know if in the future I will be able to play the Davis Cup, I have not officially retired from the national team yet, but it's likely that I do not play it anymore.
I am getting older and I have other things that I would also like to do and play in places where I have never played before. Also, having four children and a wife is another thing. I cannot just be everywhere. I always said that when you play the Davis Cup you have to miss a Masters 1000. Is it worth? Not always. Not for me, anyway."