Andy Roddick made his first visit to the Laver Cup on Saturday, and he got to do more than take in the tennis. The International Tennis Hall of Famer spent time with his old rival and friend, Roger Federer.
“They are as busy as ever. I don’t know. There are no slow days. I don’t know if it’s the same in your life,” Federer said in a video on the Laver Cup’s Instagram page.
“I get dominated by somebody this big every day,” Roddick replied, cracking a laugh as he held his hand below his waist.
The event’s Instagram page posted behind-the-scenes footage of an interview the pair conducted, in which Federer admitted to predicting Team World would take a 3-1 lead on Friday (Team Europe led 3-1).
“That just proves that you know nothing about tennis!” Roddick joked.
“We know nothing!” Federer quipped.
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Federer won 21 of the pair’s 24 ATP Head2Head meetings, including in three Wimbledon finals and a US Open final, before Roddick’s retirement in 2012. But they have both expressed respect and admiration for each other through the years, and are always happy to catch up.
“I am finally here at Laver Cup, it took me long enough. Here in Boston, TD Garden, couldn’t be more excited,” Roddick said. “I got a little tour earlier from none other than the man himself, Roger Federer. It’s always good catching up with him. Looking forward to watching some tennis.”