Tim Henman claims it is “hugely fitting” that Roger Federer will bow out from tennis alongside fellow ‘Big Four’ stars Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at the 2022 Laver Cup.
The Swiss maestro will be component of a formidable Crew Europe at the Laver Cup along with Nadal and Djokovic – with the trio boasting 63 Grand Slam titles concerning them – and former world No. 1 Murray. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud have also been introduced in the workforce.
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And Henman, who beat Federer on 6 instances in 13 profession conferences, believes enjoying together with his good rivals will be the great curtain phone.
“I assume it’s massively fitting that the massive 4, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, are all in 1 function,” reported Eurosport specialist Henman.
“And with that currently being Federer’s previous time on a competitive match court docket, it’s a good deliver off from his fellow competition and I’m guaranteed it’ll be an awesome send out off from all the followers there.”
Workforce Globe are huge underdogs for the occasion, with Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Alex de Minaur, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock tasked with popping Federer’s farewell social gathering.
The occasion at London’s O2 Arena normally takes position from September 23-25.
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“I assume the environment at Laver Cup is just going to be incredible,” said Henman.
“It will be my very first Laver Cup, I have in no way experienced the atmosphere and the full event by itself.
“With this getting his retirement, actively playing at the O2, which is an extraordinary arena, I believe it will be a send out-off that he warrants.
“It’s very challenging to strategy these things and you’ve bought to be really lucky to get the appropriate opportunity [for a great send-off], but for me it’s definitely ideal.
“It’s an event that he’s been a significant component of, both equally on and off the court docket, and I’m confident the admirers in London will give him a right ship off.”
In what has been a truly extraordinary profession, Federer amassed 6 Australian Open up titles, eight Wimbledon triumphs, five US Open up championships and a French Open up to complete his set.
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Source: Euro Sports