Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal React to Team Europe Winning Laver Cup 2021

Published 09/27/2021, 12:10 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 20: Rafael Nadal of Team Europe and teammate Roger Federer celebrate during the singles match between Stefanos Tsitsipas of Team Europe and Taylor Fritz of Team World during Day One of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 20, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


Team Europe defeated Team World in the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, continuing their dominance in the event and taking the overall scoreline to 4-0. The team in blue’s emphatic victory came despite the absence of two legends, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The iconic duo congratulated Team Europe on their 4th consecutive victory. 

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As the mind behind this event, the Swiss maestro also praised the crowd and the competition in Boston. He even gave a surprise visit on the first day and added glamour to the tournament.

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Notably, Team Europe registered their biggest win over Team World, with the final score reading 14-1.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s messages for Team Europe on Laver Cup 2021 success

Last year, the Laver Cup did not take place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hence, this year was doubly special for those who adore this event. The only missing part was Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal‘s Laver Cup moments.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Roger Federer of Team Europe and teammate Rafael Nadal react as they sit down during a practice session ahead of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo, on September 18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Despite missing the tournament, they both watched it. And the on-court rivals are both delighted by the results. 

Federer said, “I hope everybody had a wonderful time following on social media or in the stadium. I thought the crowd was absolutely incredible. Also, the matches were good. They were close, but in the end, Team Europe got it done. So, of course, I was personally very happy, but I was just happy watching great quality of tennis, and I hope you did too.”

Furthermore, Nadal shared a picture of Team Europe with the trophy on his Instagram story. He wrote, “Well done, Team Europe. #LaverCup.”

Naturally, fans will now hope to see Federer and Nadal next year in Laver Cup London 2022. It would indeed make it even more challenging for Team World to find their first title in this three-day event.

Watch this story: Brotherhood Moments of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Which Prove Their Love for Each Other

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When will Federer and Nadal return to the tennis tour?

Federer and Nadal had to conclude their 2021 seasons prematurely due to injuries to their knee and foot, respectively. But, the good news is that they are both progressing will with their recoveries and are looking forward to returning next year.

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 15: Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands at the net after his straight sets victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain in their fourth round match during day ten of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Without them on the Tour, there will always be something missing. Hopefully, they will make optimal recovery and play as many tournaments as possible in 2022. Do you think Federer or Nadal will win a Grand Slam in 2022?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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