‘He got me good!’: Roger Federer reacts to Novak Djokovic hitting him with ball
Roger Federer has jokingly said that Novak Djokovic won’t get another invite to the Laver Cup after he fired a forehand straight into the Swiss legend’s back in doubles action on Friday.
The duo paired up for Team Europe against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock, and the incident proved to be the major talking point as they lost the match in a third set tie-break.
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However, it was all very jovial.
“He caught that forehand so late,” Federer told the Tennis Channel. “I don’t know what he was doing.
“He only saw me at that point, he thought ‘I’m only going for Roger’.
“He got me good!
“He doesn’t get an invite back, he knows,” Federer laughed. “That’s why he came to apologise.
“All kidding aside, I had a great time in the doubles. It was always going to be difficult but we were pretty happy with how we played.”
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