Despite the fact that Feliciano López did not play any tennis matches in this year’s Laver Cup, the Spanish player enjoyed spending time with his European colleagues, and that made him so thankful to Roger Federer, the tennis icon behind the idea of the Laver Cup, like Bjorn Borg, the successful captain of Team Europe. “I really had a great time, guys! It’s been an AMEIIIIII-SIN “week of tennis and memories that will stay with me forever. It was so nice to witness that you are clearly the future of tennis and most importantly, it’s a bunch of great guys! Special mention to the one Andrey Rublev who has made our week memorable! “Lopez said on Instagram with a group photo with his teammates. Rublev, who is ranked No. 5 in the world, was unbeatable in the Laver Cup last weekend. Rublev won his singles match at the Laver Cup, as well as his two doubles matches. At 40, López felt very good to be part of the victorious Team Europe. As a consequence, the Spanish player made sure to thank the people who made his participation possible, Borg, Enqvist and Federer. “Thanks to our captain Bjorn Borg and vice-captain Thomas Enqvist for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to be part of Team Europe. And last but not least, a big thank you to Roger Federer and the entire Laver Cup team for putting on such an amazing event.
Federer has won 28 Masters tournaments
Roger Federer recently spoke to Jonathan Heaf of the GQ Magazine on a variety of topics, including Naomi Osaka and Emma Raducanu’s struggles on the big stage, the dominance of the Big 3, and Rafael Nadal’s sleeveless tops. “The stress is so great,” Federer said. “And I think a lot has to be down to social media. The first 10 years of my life there was no social media, maybe I had just a website, then the next 10 years social media was everywhere.” Federer went on to assert that players must be allowed to be more human, especially when doing a press conference after a defeat. “I can’t imagine going through the beginning of my career with social media; I have no clue how I would have handled it,” the Swiss said. “For every 10 nice comments there’s always one negative comment and, of course, that is the one you focus on. It’s a horrible situation. Even when I am feeling down I know I need to act a certain way in front of the world’s press. We need to remember that tennis players are athletes and professionals, but we are also human too.”