“A Welcome Guest”: Roger Federer Gets a Standing Ovation at Laver Cup 2021

Published 09/24/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his fourth round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Paul Childs


After some exciting tennis at the US Open 2021, it is time to witness some superb tennis at the Laver Cup 2021. The tournament has kicked off in Boston, the USA and fans have turned up for it in large numbers. Started by Roger Federer and his TEAM 8 management, this is the fourth edition of the Laver Cup 2021.

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Something quite stunning took place on the very first day of the Laver Cup 2021. During the match between Team Europe’s Casper Ruud and Team World’s Reilly Opelka, it appeared as if the play stopped for some time.

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All the eyes and the cameras turned towards Roger Federer who decided to watch the match as a spectator. Fans became so exhilarated to see him that they gave him a standing ovation and continued to applaud him for around half a minute.

“A welcome guest,” tweeted the official Twitter handle of the Laver Cup after Federer’s surprise entrance.

It was quite a remarkable moment as Federer entered the stadium as some huge celebrity, who is even bigger than the match. He is currently watching the match just like other spectators.

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Roger Federer is missing the Laver Cup for the first time in his career this year

It is the the first time when Federer is not playing at the Laver Cup as a player. The Swiss Maestro represented Team Europe in all the three previous editions of the tournament. Interestingly, he ended on the winning side on all three occasions.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer wipes his face during his quarter final match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

The 20-time Grand Slam champion injured his knee once again at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and hasn’t played a professional match since then. He will soon be undergoing another knee surgery before the next season.

Fans still have huge expectations from Roger Federer and want him to make an incredible comeback on the court. Will he be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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