Roger Federer Reveals Why He Made a Surprise Visit to Laver Cup 2021 in Boston

Published 09/25/2021, 11:10 PM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Roger Federer of Team Europe poses with Rod Laver and the trophy after winning the Laver Cup during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 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)


Few players are as renowned as Roger Federer has been over the years. The Swiss ace has been a true ambassador of tennis and has encouraged several youngsters to develop a liking for the beautiful sport.

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Yesterday, Roger Federer surprised one and all by showing up at the TD Garden in Boston for the Laver Cup 2021. After revealing that he would end his season and would be requiring knee surgery, one would have never imagined him being present for this event. 

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On showing up, much to everyone’s surprise, Roger Federer stated, “I just felt like this is what I want to do… I’ve also seen a lot of friends who I’ve not seen for two years now. I wanted to experience it and be there and see them. So I decided like maybe 10 days ago.”

Roger Federer wanted to cheer upon Team Europe

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It was barely 10 days ago that Roger decided to be present in Boston. As it is his tournament, he felt the need to cheer Team Europe. On coming to Boston, he has met a few friends who he has not met for a good two years. He has also come along with his parents.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

The 40-year-old further added, “I’m happy my parents could come, Severin, my coach and I’m just really all around happy to be here in Boston. I got a text from Stefanos saying where I am and that he’s missing me, he needs me on the team. I didn’t tell him yet I’m coming, that will be a surprise.”

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Coming on to tennis, Federer has barely played any tennis this season. He was last seen at the Wimbledon Championships, where he suffered a straight-sets quarterfinal defeat. It will be interesting to see how he prepares for the upcoming season. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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