The one player Roger Federer would go back in time to play against
He holds the most number of Grand Slam title wins with 19. He’s won all four of the majors at least once, and at the age of 35 won Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire fortnight.
Roger Federer gave an insight into the one player he would choose to face from another era. That player is five time Wimbledon and six time Roland Garros winner Bjorn Borg.
Federer: “I feel like if I could play one player ever going back, I feel like it would be Bjorn. I feel he’s that incredibly good, for what he did for the game. If I look how he played, what he brought to it, it’s crazy.”
Federer has worked with his childhood idol, Borg’s compatriot Stefan Edberg, in the past. The upcoming Laver Cup gives Federer and his European teammates a unique opportunity to work with a man who seldom turns up to tennis tournaments.
Federer: “For me to spend time with Bjorn, it’s quite rare. He doesn’t spend so much time on the tour.”
Federer on Borg as the Europe captain for the inaugural Laver Cup: “When he shows up, it’s short. I feel every minute you get with him is a privilege. Here we are, he’s going to be stuck with us. So it’s going, I think, to be very special for all of us, particularly me. I mean, I have incredible respect for him.”
Federer is one of the stars of Team Europe. His teammates are Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev, Tomas Berdych, and Dominic Thiem.
Facing Team Europe for the Rest of the World: John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, Sam Querrey, recent US Open semi-finalist Juan Martin Del Potro, and young Canadian star Denis Shapovalov. The Rest of the World team is captained by Borg’s old nemesis John McEnroe.