SURPRISING! Roger Federer Back on Tour in Boston for Laver Cup 2021

Published 09/25/2021, 1:19 AM 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)


Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer created the Laver Cup. It is run by his management firm, TEAM8. The tournament was established to honor the great Rod Laver, therefore the name, ‘Laver Cup’. It is a tournament that is played out in a unique format. 

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The Laver Cup 2021 does not feature any of the big three players, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic for the first time. However, Swiss maestro Federer is present along with his agent in Boston and will be attending the matches. His agent, Tony Godsick spoke on the importance of the tournament. 

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 23: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe react during there doubles match against Jack Sock and Sam Querrey of Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup on September 23, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

The 20-time Grand Slam winners agent stated, “We wanted to do something to honor Rod Laver. We looked into the Ryder Cup and liked what they were doing. Normally in other events, you see country versus country and this was an opportunity for rivals to be in the same team and the format is what works. We’ve been fortunate and this is our fourth sell-out since we started in Prague and people love it.”

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Roger Federer played very little tennis in 2021

Reflecting on Federer’s season so far, he began competing in Doha but was unable to go deep into the event. After that, he was not seen for a considerable period. He was seen in Geneva, competing on the clay courts. However, he lost in the opening round. 

At the French Open, he made it to the fourth round but sadly, had to withdraw before the match as he was lacking match fitness. He was next seen at the Wimbledon Championships and he lost in the quarterfinal to Huber Hurkacz. 

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He then announced that he would be ending his season as he required another knee surgery. However, at the moment he is in Boston and it is nice to see him back again. It is nice to see the Swiss ace present on the Tour. Although he won’t be playing, his presence felt is more than enough for his fans. 

We hope to see him return back to full fitness and come back on the Tour as he is best known for. He targets a return in the 2022 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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