The 20-time Major champion Roger Federer has arrived in London ahead of the next week’s Laver Cup. Roger will compete for the last time in a career in London’s O2 Arena, leading Team Europe alongside Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
Federer has been dealing with a knee injury for almost three years, playing only six tournaments since the start of 2020 and never fully recovered. The Swiss underwent three surgeries to take the pain away and extend his career, but he decided to finish his tennis journey after failing to train injury-free.
Roger’s Laver Cup participation is still in doubt following the most recent knee setback, but the grand champion will give his best to step on the court at least once. Federer is one of the Laver Cup founders, and he led Team Europe in three out of four editions.
Roger Federer will end his career in London next weekend.
Roger played his first Laver Cup match against Sam Querrey in Prague 2017. He lost only six games against the American and shared the court with his great rival Rafael Nadal for the first time later that day.
The world’s leading players scored a 6-4, 1-6, 10-5 victory over Jack Sock and Sam Querrey to send Team Europe 9-3 in front ahead of the remaining four encounters of the competition. The fabulous duo lost momentum in the second set and claimed only one game.
Still, they were super motivated to win this historical encounter, charging through the match tie break to bring the victory home. Roger prevailed over Nick Kyrgios in a thriller on the third day to confirm the victory for Team Europe and celebrate the inaugural crown with his teammates.
Federer joined forces with Novak Djokovic on the opening day of the second edition in Chicago 2018. They lost to Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock in the match tie break before Federer outplayed Nick Kyrgios in singles a day later.
The Swiss played two matches on day three and took down John Isner in a thriller to keep Team Europe alive before Alexander Zverev sealed the deal for them. Roger scored two singles wins in front of the home fans in Geneva 2019, as Team Europe claimed the third title from three editions.
Federer did not play the Laver Cup in 2021 due to an injury, and his last match at this competition remains the victory over John Isner from three years ago.