Roger Federer could MISS London Laver Cup despite fans paying £15,000 per ticket for retiring legend’s final tournament | The Sun
SOON-TO-BE retiring Roger Federer could MISS the London Laver Cup despite fans paying £15,000 per ticket for his final tournament.
The Swiss legend, 41, announced his retirement last week after realising a full comeback from knee problems will not be possible.
And so the London Laver Cup at London’s 02 Arena was earmarked as his last appearance in top level tennis – seeing ticket prices skyrocket.
Tickets for the event are listed at £15,000 on resale sites.
However, Federer will leave it late before deciding whether he can play.
It could also see Federer miss out on sharing the court one last time with fellow tennis greats Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
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Federer's longtime fitness trainer Pierre Paganini revealed: "He will decide at the last moment.
"He’s trained to have as much information as possible about whether it is a good idea or not."
Matteo Berrettini, 2021 Wimbledon finalist, is waiting in reserve to replace Federer for the team event and play for Europe.
Federer won an outrageous 20 Grand Slam titles during his illustrious career.
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Federer won his first Grand Slam 19 years ago, way back in 2003 at Wimbledon.
The Swiss icon won THREE of 2004's four majors, only failing to win the French Open.
Federer went on to utterly dominate the 2000s and even into the 2010s despite being forced to compete with fellow legends Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Federer's final Slam title saw him successfully retain his Australian Open crown – in fact, he failed to drop a set until the final, when he battled past Marin Cilic in five sets.
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