In an interview to Vogue Journal in Might 2018, Roger Federer defined why attempting to play the Laver Cup yearly can be considered one of his prime priorities. Federer is among the co-founders of the occasion.
'The Laver Cup was not created to compete with the Davis Cup,' Federer defined. 'I generally snigger once I hear this, as this was by no means in any method the intention. We needed to ascertain an occasion that honoured Rod Laver and created a platform the place rivals can grow to be team-mates, one that might improve the game now and sooner or later. Tennis must continuously innovate if we’re going to proceed to compete with different sports activities all over the world. Laver Cup is one thing that may be very expensive to me so I all the time could have further time and vitality for it. As for my very own profession I don’t play fairly as a lot anymore, and when I’m there, it’s all-out and full-speed, after which I would like the time away once more.'
'However I’m more than happy that Moet & Chandon – which has lengthy supported worldwide tennis competitions – has believed on this new undertaking from the very starting and determined to be a part of it. Their help, and the blue-chip nature of the Moët & Chandon world model, actually helps lend credibility to the Laver Cup. 2017 was an enormous success, and the crew is constructing on that this 12 months to make the second version much more profitable and memorable.'