2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli believes that adding women to the Laver Cup would make the event even more interesting. This past weekend, the Laver Cup held its fourth edition. The event featured some of the biggest names of men's tennis and TD Garden in Boston was sold out every day.
“The Laver Cup should be a mixed event. It would be great to see Emma Raducanu play for Team Europe, and Leylah Fernandez Team World. I think the mixed doubles would really add something just like the singles. Everyone would like to see a doubles match between Djokovic / Raducanu against Fernandez / Auger Aliassime," Bartoli said on The Match Points.
Roger Federer had a blast at the Laver Cup
Federer didn't play at the Laver Cup for the first time in his career but he attended the event and enjoyed watching "great tennis." "I thought the crowds were absolutely incredible.
The matches were good, they were close but at the end Team Europe got it done. Of course, I was personally very happy about it. I was just enjoying watching the great qualify of tennis and I hope you did too," Federer said.
Meanwhile, Team World captain John McEnroe urged the ATP to do a better job of promoting the Laver Cup. "This is my personal opinion, but I don’t think there should be any tournaments going on if they want to try to get to the level of a Ryder Cup, say,” McEnroe said following the event.
“It’s got to stand on its own. It’s not going to be like, ‘Well, other players need to be able to play and … get their points in Kazakhstan or wherever they are right now. “I just don’t agree with that.
I think it’s a mistake by the ATP. Yet it’s difficult to sort of get, sort of, the respect that I think this deserves. It tears me up."