This year, Roger Federer has suit up for Team Europe alongside another of his greatest rivals, Novak Djokovic in the Laver cup.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic teamed up to take on Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock in the Laver Cup Men’s Doubles match.
Two great singles players don’t always make a great doubles pairing, but in this case, it’s going to be a memorable occasion though they lost the match.
Sharing 34 Grand Slams between them, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer paired up for the Men’s Doubles match against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock during Team Europe vs Team World match on Day 1 of the Laver Cup. The two tennis stars, who share a great camaraderie outside of the tennis courts, saw a hilarious moment play out between them during the match when Djokovic accidentally struck the ball on Federer’s waist.
The moment occurred during the first game. Djokovic served the ball to Sock, who sent his reply fairly quickly. While both Federer and Djokovic are star players in the singles format, their lack of experience in doubles came to the fore, as they struggled with their positions while serving. Djokovic, in return to Sock’s quick return, struck Federer who had his back turned. But it didn’t get off to the best of starts with Djokovic smashing a forehand straight at Federer’s back during the third game of the match.
Federer wasn’t hurt by the shot with Djokovic’s facial reactions after showing that he found it funny.