Roger Federer: 'Laver Cup in Boston will be unreal'

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Roger Federer: 'Laver Cup in Boston will be unreal'

The fourth edition of the Laver Cup will take place in Boston between September 25-27, with Team Europe seeking the fourth title under the guidance of Roger Federer, the first confirmed player that will compete in Boston.

Back in September in Geneva, Team Europe prevailed against Team World in the deciding match, keeping the beautiful trophy in their cabinet and making a proper celebration out of it. After the opening two encounters of the final day, Team World had the edge over their rivals and it was Federer who had to defeat John Isner to keep Team Europe alive, prevailing in two close sets to reduce the deficit and send the attention to the last encounter between Alexander Zverev and Milos Raonic.

Of course, it had to go down to the wire and the German prevailed in the match tie break to secure the title for Team Europe for the second year in a row, wrapping up an incredible competition that highlighted tennis news during that weekend.

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will serve as team captains again in Boston, ensuring another chapter of their rivalry that was one of the greatest in the world of tennis 40 years ago. After reaching the semi-final at the Australian Open, Roger announced knee surgery last week, skipping Dubai and all the action until Halle in June, hoping to make a full recovery and fight for the big titles again.

Roger has fought in 11 Laver Cup matches so far, winning all six in singles and delivering two triumphs from five doubles clashes, sharing the court with his greatest rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. "I've never been to Boston and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the sights and playing tennis in front of their great fans" said Federer.

"The Laver Cup is like nothing else in world tennis and I'm sure playing in a city that loves its sport as much as Boston does, the atmosphere is going to be unreal. Each year gets tougher for Team Europe to hold back Team World, and Boston will be a whole new ball game."