It has been a social media success as well as a commercially lucrative event, with the doubles combination of Federer and rival-turned-friend Rafael Nadal fulfilling the dreams of millions of fans. While the event is wildly popular, Federer is undoubtedly targeting a return to the ATP Tour.
“I know Roger well enough to know that he still has the flame burning to compete,” added Godsick, who is also the Laver Cup chairman. “His real motivation is to come back to compete on the ATP tour and sort of try to end his career, the way he wants to end it healthy and successful and on his terms.”
Federer’s absence will surely be more felt at Wimbledon in a month’s time, as the Swiss star has won the Championships on eight occasions and appeared in each edition of the tournament since 1999. Wimbledon organisers – as well as millions of fans – will undoubtedly hope to see Federer compete at SW19 one last time.