Roger Federer attended the first day of the Laver Cup, both before the start of the matches and during the challenges, among the crowd at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Several personalities from the world of tennis sent unexpected video messages to the Swiss champion.
Among these was the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who asked the 42-year-old from Basel who his best doubles partner had been.
The reaction, which amused fans, was as follows: "I thought she was my wife, Mirka Vavrinec, until this guy came along (referring to the Spaniard of course)!" Here is the video also published on Twitter by the official account of the event:
Roger Federer talks with Jim Courier
Roger revealed how he manages to stay in shape after giving up tennis for almost a year during his interview with Jim Courier.
He explained: "The truth is, this may surprise you, but I go to the gym four or five days a week. You can't tell!"
The former world number one admitted that he had put on a little weight, although he was working on it. When questioned about his children's tennis skills, he told a curious detail: "I must say that all four of them play and they do it with a two-handed backhand." The former player naturally recalled the moment of his retirement from tennis, just last year during this event he created: "I promised myself that I would never be a stranger on the circuit, that I would remain close to tennis once I I was withdrawn.
I don't claim to be always travelling, but having been to Halle, Wimbledon and now here makes me very happy. I have many friends around the world that I miss. Obviously I miss tennis and competition, especially the incredible moments of the big matches, the atmosphere that can be felt in the most important stadiums in the world. Without a doubt, I would go back to doing everything I did."
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