Roger Federer to make a last-minute decision on his participation in the Laver Cup, his physical trainer has said.
Last week 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer announced he would be retiring from professional tennis after a series of knee operations and said the Laver Cup would be his last official event.
“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP even”
“I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour”
“This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything the tour has given me. But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate”
“I consider myself one of the most fortunate people on earth,” Roger Federer wrote in his retirement letter.
But the 41-year-old could be denied the chance to say a final goodbye in the team competition between Europe and the rest of the world, which starts on Friday at London’s O2 Arena, due to a persistent injury.
The Swiss star, landed in London on Monday (September 19).
He is set to unite with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray for Team Europe but his recent battles with injuries has put a question mark to his participation yet again.
The tennis world is eager to see Federer for the one last time on the court in the O2 arena. But, his trainer mentioned that Federer has been facing discomfort in his knee during recent training sessions, which has put a huge question mark over his fitness ahead of the three-day team event.