Roger Federer made a joke after none of the journalists present at a Laver Cup press conference rushed to ask him questions after the organizers opened the microphone for them. «First question, anyone?» organizers said.
After a moment of silence, Federer asked with a laugh, «Is that all?»
Federer says he «will not be a ghost»
During a Laver Cup press conference, Roger Federer let everyone know that he will not copy Bjorn Borg and disappear from the sport like the Swedish player did.
«I just wanted the fans to know that I’m not going to be a ghost, you know? It’s funny, you know? I talked about Bjorn Borg just before. I don’t think he’s been back at Wimbledon for 25 years. That, in a way, hurts all Wimbledon fans. tennis.
Totally okay, his life, his reasons, you know… but I don’t think he’s that guy. I feel that tennis has given me too much. I’ve been in the game for too long, I’ve fallen in love with too many things, I love seeing people again, and that’s what I wanted the fans to know that they will see me again.
Not just anymore… Now what could it be, in what capacity? I don’t know. I still have to think about it a bit. Give me time,» Federer said during a Laver Cup press conference. Federer will play his last tournament before retiring at Laver Cup.
«As many of you know, the last three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to get back to full competitive shape. But I also know the capabilities and limits of my body, and its message to Lately it has become clear to me.
I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1,500 games in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I could have ever dreamed of, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career. The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but not at Grand Slams or on tour.»