Casper Ruud has disclosed that he turned down a evening meal invitation from Roger Federer just times immediately after “at last” having his Laver Cup group-mate’s mobile phone range.
The star-studded team at captain Bjorn Borg’s disposal notably incorporates the three most thriving male tennis gamers of all-time (with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal joining the Swiss at the celebration), with Federer drawing particular consideration as he prepares to retire from the sport right after the function.
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Though Ruud’s breakthrough 2022 has observed him firmly create himself as a single of tennis’ possible next-era stars, the Norwegian uncovered on Eurosport’s Ruud Speak that it was not until eventually teaming up with the 20-time Grand Slam champion that he experienced Federer’s phone amount.
“As we are in the Laver Cup, we have a team chat on WhatsApp with the group,” Ruud stated to Barbara Schett. “[So] I at last obtained Roger’s mobile phone range!
“It took some time but I have it now, so that was great to get a concept. He wrote us all a concept welcoming us.
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“I observed him now exterior and he came and congratulated me on the result. We talked a minimal little bit. It is heading to be pleasurable to be all over him and the other fellas.”
The two be a part of forces to acquire on Workforce World’s all-American pairing of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe to shut the opening day of opposition at the O2 Arena.
A week of festivities in London should really leave Ruud and Federer with lots of time to interact, but the 23-12 months-aged had to convert down an provide of meal with Federer and the relaxation of his colleagues possessing agreed to record Ruud Talk.
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Ruud explained to Schett: “You ought to sense honoured, really.
“[Federer] requested us out for evening meal, the group-mates, right now at 9, and I stated ‘I would enjoy to, but I have a podcast with Barbara!’
“I have supper with them tomorrow and the working day right after, so I prioritised you this time, Barbara.”
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Source: Euro Sports activities