Roger Federer took many by surprise on Thursday, when he announced his retirement from professional tennis. The 41-year-old tennis star will end a legendary 24-year career.
Federer is expected to make his last competitive appearance in the Laver Cup, a tournament that pits the best from Europe and the rest of the world.
However, his fitness coach Pierre Paganini has claimed that Federer‘s participation is doubtful.
“This will probably be a last-minute decision,” Paganini told Bilk.
“He’s practised at a level in order to determine exactly if playing is a good idea or not.”
A luxury line-up
The main attraction of the Laver Cup is the participation of Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the same team. The four tennis legends have won a combined 66 Grand Slam titles.
The Swiss has been struggling with knee issues that have kept him off the courts in recent months and subsequently forced him to announce his retirement.