The Laver Cup has been very exciting so far. Team World demolished Team Europe on the first two days, with Roger Federer in attendance. The tournament holds a special place in his heart, and it has been a star-studded affair so far.
This year’s event is a nostalgic one for the Swiss maestro. He played the last-ever match of his long career at the Laver Cup last year. It was an emotional affair, as Roger hung up his racket after dedicating a major part of his life to this sport.
As the co-founder of the tournament, Federer has been busy entertaining interviews throughout the day. The second day was memorable though, as Chris Martin and Johnny Buckland of Coldplay joined Federer on the bleachers.
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Coldplay and Federer go a long way back. The tennis legend even attended one of their concerts in Zurich earlier this year. However, Federer completely stole the show with his impressive performance on stage alongside the band. Roger played the shaker and even sang with Martin, as he became the fifth member of the band for the night.
Tennis fans were thrilled to see Federer reunited with Chris Martin in Vancouver. It was a beautiful collision of worlds, as users flocked to social media to share their excitement. One user commented, “The band still needs its percussionist, right?!” a throwback to Federer’s grand performance in Zurich.
The band still needs its percussionist, right?!
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My worlds keep colliding and I like it 🤩 https://t.co/OyVSCMprHX
— anto 🌱 (@toinousaurus) September 24, 2023
Chris Martin and Johnny Buckland were not the only celebrities in attendance though. NBA legends Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash also joined Federer on Day 2. Roger had previously expressed his concerns about several players withdrawing from the tournament, but so far, it has been entertaining. But the cherry on the cake was of course Federer’s reunion with Coldplay.
Roger Federer recalls his musical stint
Earlier this year, tennis fans got to witness Federer in an all-new avatar. The Swiss ace joined Coldplay on stage, playing the shaker as Martin crooned a beautiful rendition of “Don’t Panic.”
Federer recalled the experience during an interview at the Laver Cup. He revealed that he had enjoyed it immensely, but he is content to stay away from the anxiety that comes with it. Federer also added that he had no idea what he was doing with the shaker, but played along anyway.
“I finish on top, you know, this is my music career. I ended it right there, I dropped the mic. Yeah, I don’t know what it was doing I was I was moving my hands and smiling, and yeah just being me,” said Federer.
Day 3 is sure to be as exciting as the first two days. Team World is on the verge of victory over Team Europe, as they lead 10-2. All players will put their best foot forward, in the presence of Roger Federer.