For the first time this year, Roger Federer is not able to take part in the event due to a knee injury. Having to cancel his own tournament is particularly bitter for the Swiss tennis champion. “It’s phenomenal what has happened since the first event in 2017: the team spirit, the fans and, above all, the great atmosphere make the Laver Cup one of my personal highlights in the tournament calendar,” says Roger Federer. “I am disappointed that I cannot participate this time because of my knee injury. Next year in London, I definitely want to be back playing.” The Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador will eagerly follow the duel of Team Europe against Team World – this year, however, only from afar.