Roger Federer Drops Bombshell Laver Cup Future Hint as He Voices Firm Intent to Replace 67YO Swedish Tennis Legend

Published 09/23/2023, 3:44 AM EDT

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The Laver Cup 2023 is currently captivating tennis fans in Vancouver with its exciting matches. However, the real buzz is not just about the games but rather an unexpected statement made by the tennis legend Roger Federer. In the midst of loud cheers and intense tennis matches, the legendary Federer hinted at something mysterious that has everyone, including fans and experts, eagerly waiting for more details. What exactly did Federer say, and how could it change the future of the Laver Cup?

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While fans eagerly await thrilling matches between Team Europe and Team World, an interesting revelation has emerged from tennis icon Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro is one of the founders of the iconic team tournament played on blackened courts, and now that he is retired, he is certainly looking at a role that will put him in the thick of action.

Possibility of a new captain for Team Europe in the future

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During a press conference at the Laver Cup, Bjorn Borg, the current captain of Team Europe, asked Federer if he would consider leading the team someday. Borg asked, “I have one question Roger, In the future would you like to be the team captain for the Team Europe?” Federer’s response showed respect and openness to the idea, despite his admiration for Borg.

Federer stated, “That position is so locked by you forever, and I don’t call you the king just for any reason, you are the best. The years I have spent with you as my team captain. and I mean yes, why not one day, maybe not right away but I’m absolutely open to the thought. I just want to get back to the game in any shape or form.

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As the Laver Cup event unfolds, Team Europe has a burning desire to recapture the prestigious title they lost to Team World in a historic upset last year. They have a strong team and the exciting possibility of Roger Federer becoming their captain in the future. This sets the stage for an intense competition on the tennis courts of Vancouver.

Roger Federer’s involvement with Team Europe

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This potential captaincy role was, sort of, expected as only a few hours ago Bjorn Borg had talked about seeking Federer’s help for Team Europe. Federer played a crucial role in Team Europe’s wins in 2017, 2018, and 2019 but retired after the 2022 event. However, his presence in Canada means he’s not just a spectator. Borg wants to use Federer’s knowledge and experience, which he highly values.

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“I think regarding Roger, he’s going to be involved with Team Europe, of course,” Borg affirmed. “He’s here, and definitely I’ve been speaking to him – not every day – but we have good contact, and he’s going to be there on Friday – the whole weekend, actually – so that’s a big help,” according to Eurosport.

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Amidst exciting matches and fierce competition, the idea of Roger Federer leading Team Europe in the future adds an extra layer of excitement to the tennis world. But, what do you people think? Will Federer eventually take up the role of Team Europe captain? Let us know in the comment section.

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Ansh Tandon

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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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