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‘Roger Federer has it on his racket’, says former ATP ace


Wimbledon 2021 finalist Matteo Berrettini and American tennis star Tommy Paul have been introduced as alternates at this yr’s Laver Cup. Berrettini, 26, might be an alternative choice to Workforce Europe. Berrettini made his Laver Cup debut final yr, when he helped Workforce Europe defeat Workforce World in Boston.

However, Paul, 25, who might be an alternate for the World Workforce, has not beforehand participated within the Laver Cup. Within the occasion {that a} Workforce Europe or Workforce World participant withdraws or is compelled to depart attributable to damage, Berrettini and Paul would come on as substitutes.

In an interview with the Swiss newspaper Blick, Roger Federer’s bodily coach Pierre Paganini expressed concern concerning the Swiss’ participation within the Laver Cup. “He’ll in all probability determine on the final second. He’s skilled to have all the knowledge doable about whether or not it’s a good suggestion or not,” Paganini mentioned.

On Thursday, Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, introduced that the Laver Cup could be his final match. Berrettini, who grew up watching and idolizing Federer, would definitely like to see the Swiss stroll away with one final win.

Since 2017, there have been 4 editions of the Laver Cup. Till now, Workforce Europe has by no means misplaced towards Workforce World.

Ljubicic feedback on King Roger

Roger Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic, talking on the most recent episode of The Tennis Podcast, touched upon his pupil’s enchancment towards Nadal and the explanations behind it.

“I believe clearly that match in Australia modified his manner of experiencing Rafa, I consider. I believe after that match he felt increasingly assured that he has it on his racket, which wasn’t the case towards Rafa preventing for a lot of occasions earlier than that,” he expressed, including, “And so, I believe after that match he type of believed extra and he performed, you already know, simply tactically additionally a bit completely different.

I imply, personally I do know I am a perfectionist however I am very sorry for that semifinal at Roland Garros they performed one another. It was so windy that the match wasn’t an actual match, you already know what I imply. So I’d have, I’d have wished to see him taking part in Rafa on the equal phrases.

Not on equal phrases, in fact it was equal phrases, however on the traditional situations,” he mentioned. “I am not saying that he would have gained, however I believe it could have been incredible match. It was already like this, however I actually consider that at that stage, he believed that he might actually additionally damage him additionally in clay.

However on different surfaces, he positively felt superior after that Australian Open and I believe outcomes clearly are displaying it,” he added.

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