Kyrgios: "I still regret that wasted match point against Roger Federer"

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Kyrgios: "I still regret that wasted match point against Roger Federer"

We are now very close to the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, which will be staged over the weekend at the TD Garden in Boston. After last year's cancellation due to the pandemic, it is great news that this spectacular event is back on the schedule.

Team Europe has won all three editions so far, but this time there could be more balance. In fact, the illustrious absences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic stand out, who for different reasons will not be able to take part in the event.

The Swiss and the Spaniard are still in the pits due to injury and will not return to the field before the start of 2022. The Serbian champion, for its part, is back from the tremendous disappointment suffered at the US Open, where he failed the assault on the Grand Slam one step away from the finish.

On the eve of the Laver Cup 2021, all participating players were asked to reveal their favorite memory associated with this event. Nick Kyrgios, ready to lead Team World again this year, has selected his exciting match against Federer in 2017.

The former world number 1 won 11-9 in the super tiebreak, handing the victory to his team.

Kyrgios is already loaded for the Laver Cup

Nick said: "That decisive match against Roger Federer is undoubtedly my favorite memory linked to the Laver Cup.

It is a game that people still remember perfectly today, given that we offered an exciting show to say the least. I have no doubt that that challenge will remain forever in the history of the Laver Cup." The Australian stressed that all the players take the event with the utmost seriousness: "Before the inaugural edition was staged, there were many questions about the level of energy and intensity of the participants.

All these doubts were swept away already during the first edition. Just think that Roger Federer, a legend who doesn't need to prove anything in this sport, gave his all to beat me and give his team victory. I still have regrets about that untapped match point. If I had won that match, we would have played it all in the decisive double."