That’s why world number 1 Alcaraz missed his farewell

At the Laver Cup, Roger Federer resigns in the circle of tennis celebrities. The current world number 1 is not there: Carlos Alcaraz has canceled his idol.

After the US Open and the Davis Cup, Carlos Alcaraz had to do without the Laver Cup, including farewell to idol Federer. – Keystone


the essentials in brief

  • Roger Federer resigns from the Laver Cup – surrounded by numerous well-known tennis colleagues.
  • With Carlos Alcaraz, the current world number 1 is missing.
  • The Spaniard declined despite the invitation and instead suffered from a distance with his idol.

It is a special kind of farewell that Roger Federer is making at the Laver Cup 2022. His latest match is a doubles with longtime rival Rafael Nadal. At the final event, he is surrounded by tennis celebrities such as Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Borg and McEnroe.

Exhausted Alcaraz had to cancel his idol

With Carlos Alcaraz, the current number 1 in the ATP world rankings is missing. The youngster would have been invited. Federer revealed in London that he would have liked to have had the young Spaniard with him: “We tried to bring him to the Laver Cup.”

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But the 19-year-old has canceled. “He said: Listen, that might be a bit too much,” explains Federer. After the intense US Open and the Davis Cup, Alcaraz obviously needed a break. Not an easy decision, as Roger is the childhood idol of the new world number 1.

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Tennis stars suffer on Twitter

Alcaraz complained at a press conference last week: “It’s a shame we were never able to play against each other. But maybe better, at least I don’t lose that way.” He followed Federer’s last performance on TV and entertained the Twitter community. The Spaniard documents the emotional roller coaster ride in numerous tweets.

Carlos Alcaraz
Shortly before Roger Federer’s final game, the tear emoji was used at Alcaraz.
Carlos Alcaraz
Later he is happy about a miracle blow from the old master.
Carlos Alcaraz
In the final stages of the Federer game, youngster Alcaraz describes his feelings with this Spongebob meme.
Carlos Alcaraz
When the game is over, all that remains is a broken heart. In addition, thanks to his childhood idol for numerous memories.
Stan Wawrinka
If you trust the emojis, Stan Wawrinka deals with the end of his career in a similar way to his buddy Federer himself.

In addition to Carlos Alcaraz, many fans also missed Stan Wawrinka in Team Europe. Together with Federer, he won Olympic gold and the Davis Cup. Nevertheless, the Romand is missing when his compatriot says goodbye.

The 37-year-old instead played the ATP tournament in Metz during the Laver Cup week, where he had to give up in the semi-finals on Saturday. The day before he also watched Federer’s farewell on TV. He gives an insight into his emotional world with crying emojis on Twitter.

Stan Wawrinka Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka was not present at Roger Federer’s last appearance. (Archive image) – Keystone

Even without Alcaraz and Wawrinka, Federer experienced a highly emotional farewell. Perhaps he’ll meet the two in another Laver Cup role or show match in the future.

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