ROGER FEDERER NEWS

With both Roger and Rafael Nadal confirmed for Team Europe, excitement is growing for the 2019 Laver Cup as tickets go on sale Friday, February 8th.

Tickets for the highly anticipated third edition of the Laver Cup will go on sale at 10amCentral European Time (CET) on Friday February 8. The heralded three-day men’s team tennis competition will take place at the Palexpo in Geneva from September 20-22 2019.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who made history playing doubles at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, have both confirmed to represent Team Europe in Geneva, adding to the sense of occasion for the event.

Multi-session tickets will be available for purchase Friday February 8 online via Ticketcorner.ch and offer fans the same seat to all five sessions over the three days. Purchasers will receive five separate tickets, one for each session, and can choose to attend the entire tournament or share the tickets with others to tailor their experience.

Prices for multi-session tickets start at CHF 250 with a limit of six multi-session tickets per purchaser.

The Laver Cup sold out in both Prague and Chicago and the demand for tickets is expected to be high. Fans can take part in a special pre-sale by registering at LaverCup.com by midnight Monday February 4 CET.

There will be a limited number of single session tickets available for sale at a later date.

Premium Hospitality Ticket packages have been on sale since mid-December, and are also available for purchase at LaverCup.com/hospitality

The three-day tournament pits six of the top male tennis players from Europe, captained by Bjorn Borg, against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world, led by John McEnroe, and has sold out stadiums in Prague and Chicago to date.

Named in honor of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, the event will be played in a specially constructed 17,000-seat arena at the Palexpo in Geneva on a dramatic black court, with the players supporting each other from the sidelines.

A fan village will feature a range of food and beverage options, sponsor activations and the chance to see the players up close on the full scale practice court.

January 20, 2019 -- Melbourne, Australia

Facing the hard working, feisty Greek player, Stefanos Tsitsipas for the second time this month, Roger was challenged in his Round of 16 match in front of an electric Aussie crowd.

Tsitsipas played without any fear and seemed to have an answer for anything the Swiss Star threw at him. The Next Gen player defeated the defending champion 6-7(13), 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-6(5). Roger just couldn't find a way to break and went 0-12 on break points. 

Despite taking the loss and breaking a 17-match win streak at the Australian Open, Roger had only the best to say about the up and coming player, “He’s done a really nice job, the last year and a half – before that, too. Beating Novak [Djokovic] in Toronto, the likes of [Kevin] Anderson and [Alexander] Zverev, now me here: that’s what you need to do to get to the next level. He’s doing that. I see him definitely being high up in the game for a long time. That was a good night for him tonight.”

Next up for Roger will be the Dubai Championships at the end of February.

January 18, 2019 -- Melbourne, Australia Stepping on the court Friday prepared to face a big serving American, Roger Federer looked unstoppable from the start of his 3rd round match in-front of the Melbourne crowd. Playing with confidence and swinging freely, Roger had a routine win over Taylor Fritz 6-2, 7-5, 6-2. The 20-time Grand Slam Champion served well and executed his backhand allowing him to wrap up the win in under 90 minutes. After the match, Roger stated, “For the time being, it's all good. Lights are on green. I'm injury-free, enjoying myself; the kids are having a great time too on the tour; my wife's happy. So for the moment there is absolutely no complaints and no plans. I'm just happy where I am in my life, in my career right now.” Next up will be the young Greek player, Stefanos Tsitsipas -- the two met a couple weeks ago at the Hopman Cup in a close battle that Roger took 7-6, 7-6.

January 16, 2019 -- Melbourne, Australia

 

Facing the flashy Daniel Evans in the second round, Roger was challenged but came away with a straight set win 7-6(5), 7-6 (3), 6-3. 

 

189th Evans was the last British man in the Australian Open draw and pushed Roger to two tiebreakers and even saved a set point but just didn't have enough to take out the defending Champion. 

 

"I've seen him play some really good matches over the years. I see why he can cause difficulties to players. He was feeling it today, I thought. He was very sort of cat and mouse a bit."

 

Roger faces up and coming American, Taylor Fritz, in the third round.

January 14, 2019 -- Melbourne, Australia 

 

As defending Champion, Roger took the court on Monday to begin his campaign for a 7th Australian Open. Facing a fellow veteran, Denis Istomin, Roger looked solid in his opening match.

Facing no breaks, the Swiss star served well with 14 aces and also executed 52 winners to get his first victory under his belt 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. 

"I think I was hitting the ball pretty well. I think I protected my serve well, didn't allow Denis really to get into my service games to often. I was always in the lead, as well. I'm very happy with my first round. It's been great. Felt the ball really good."

Next up will be Daniel Evans, who Roger has played at Wimbledon in 2016.

Roger is currently tied with Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson for most Australian Open Championships with 6 each, another title here will push him ahead on that list.