Former world No. 1 Jim Courier has acknowledged that gamers and followers have an important respect for Australian tennis legend Rod Laver. Laver, who was the final participant to win all 4 Grand Slams in the identical yr, walked onto TD Backyard on Friday for the Laver Cup. Laver was greeted with standing ovation.
“It was superb, yeah,” Courier mentioned of Laver receiving standing ovation, per Tennishead. “There’s a lot power for the gamers, however the standing ovation when The Rocket took to the court docket, the quantity of cameras that got here up for pictures and movies of the nice man, it’s particular.
At any time when Rod is across the sport, the gamers adore it, the followers adore it, it’s simply superior to see”.
Federer acknowledged the greatness of Laver
Federer was one the Laver Cup creators and he has an important respect for Laver.
File 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer is not enjoying at this yr’s Laver Cup however he flew to Boston to attend the occasion. “It’s actually essential that we bear in mind it as a result of now we have a very wealthy historical past,” Federer, 40, informed CNBC on Friday morning.
“Rod Laver was a hero to us, particularly Bjorn Borg, additionally to John [McEnroe]. To me, he’s that large legend that was in a position to win two instances the Grand Slam, successful all 4 majors in the identical yr”. “He’s additionally the one who went from novice sports activities to skilled sport, in order that’s the place the thought got here in that we may do one thing for the legacy of the sport and incorporate all of the younger ones coming by way of and studying from the very best, like John and Bjorn, for instance, having rivals develop into teammates,” added Federer, one of many Staff Europe vs.
Staff World competitors’s co-founders. “I feel the primary three editions have been great in Prague, Chicago and Geneva. And now lastly we’re right here in Boston beginning right this moment”.