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Roger Federer To Play Laver Cup 2019 Despite His Back Issues

Roger Federer To Play Laver Cup 2019 Despite His Back Issues

Roger Federer

World Number three, Roger Federer is gearing up for the Laver Cup 2019 event but he hasn’t practiced much after his US Open 2019 quarterfinal exit. After his departure from Flushing Meadows, the Swiss felt the upper back pain for about ten days.

Federer was unable to give his hundred percent in the training sessions after his US Open defeat. With his on-going back injury issues, the Swiss maestro is reluctant to halt his tennis for a while and continues to play professional tennis. 

“I’m fit and ready, a bit surprised I felt the back for roughly ten days after US Open, now it pains less, but that maybe comes with age,” Roger Federer told Blick.

He mentioned about being fit for Laver Cup 2019 but prior to the tournament, Federer doesn’t seem to have a considerable amount of practice due to his injury woes. 

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

The reason behind Federer’s excitement of Laver Cup 2019 is that, firstly, the pleasure event of tennis is backed by Roger Federer himself. He is one of the major investors and his management company, TEAM8 backs the event.

The three-day exhibition event is that it will be taking place in Federer’s home country, Switzerland and he is excited to play in front of his home crowd. Also, his longtime friend and foe, Rafael Nadal will be accompanying Federer for this year’s Laver Cup and that multiplies his joy for the event.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

The Laver Cup 2019 will begin on September 20, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Swiss veteran will team up with Rafael NadalDominic ThiemAlexander ZverevStefanos Tsitsipas and Fabio Fognini for the Laver Cup 2019. Bjorn Borg will be leading Team Europe.

Right after the Laver Cup 2019, the Swiss great will be flying to Shanghai for the Masters 1000 event. Palpably, Federer won’t be giving enough rest to his body since his calendar clearly reveals his back to back commitments on the ATP Tour.

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