Roger Federer has teamed up with the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton to announce a charity event that will take place in the lead-up to the tennis great’s much-anticipated return. Federer hasn’t played on the ATP tour since his loss in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021.
He subsequently underwent a third surgery on his troublesome knee and has slowly been working his way back to full fitness in order to make a comeback. The 20-time grand slam champion will make his competitive return at the Laver Cup in September before playing the ATP event in Basel in October.
What’s the Event About?
The event will raise money for two organisations that Kate is a patron for – Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association.
“Excited to announce that Laver Cup is partnering with The Duchess of Cambridge this year to raise funds for two incredible charities,” Federer tweeted.
“Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you in London!”
Return of Roger Federer is Expected
Federer is expected to return but before he makes his return at the Laver Cup he will hit the court for a charity event with the Duchess of Cambridge. Federer and Kate will take part in the ‘Laver Cup Open Practice Day’ on September 22 for a charity event that will raise money for disadvantaged and vulnerable children.
Fellow tennis greats Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will also take part before teaming up for Team Europe in the Laver Cup.
The Duchess has previously revealed how Federer is Prince George’s favourite player, while the Swiss Maestro and wife Mirka were guests at Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017.
“Roger is my mother’s heartthrob,” Kate once revealed in an interview with the BBC.
“I don’t think she will mind me saying that. I think he probably knows that too.”