Roger Federer is ready to receive a well-deserved award. He will not return to play, as the Swiss tennis player has repeatedly emphasized in the interviews released after his retirement. However, he will come back to an event dear to him: the Laver Cup.
Federer will be celebrated on Friday, September 22 at this year's Laver Cup, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will toss the coin for the final game on Friday night and then return to the court for an interview with Jim Courier.
The former world number one, therefore, will make an appearance in the last tournament of his professional career. Because just in September of last year, the King gave his last farewell to tennis. In a match that took place on Friday, in the closing doubles of the program: he and Rafael Nadal against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
Third celebration in 2023 for Federer
It is not the first time that Roger Federer returns to a tennis court that he has walked on, on the occasion of tournaments that he has won. It's happened twice already. The first, also in 2023, in Halle.
On the anniversary of the tournament, the player with the most titles, 10, returned to celebrate 30 years of the tournament. Then, perhaps the most important of the celebrations, the one at Wimbledon. There where he triumphed 8 times, no one like him in the history of the All England Club, Roger Federer was in the royal box.
Alongside his wife Mirka and Princess Kate Middleton. He has watched matches on Centre Court at Wimbledon. To Elena Rybakina, then holder of the title, and above all to Andy Murray, his rival in these twenty years. Exchanges between the British tennis player and the Swiss, but from different points of view compared to what the two had accustomed us over the years, also and above all at the All England Club.
Roger Federer will be celebrated on Friday, September 22 at this year’s Laver Cup in Vancouver.
Roger will flip the coin for the last match on Friday evening and then return to the court afterwards for an interview with Jim Courier.
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