"Will Roger Federer be there for me?" - Mardy Fish jokingly asks to be included as Swiss discloses rivals he'd help ft. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Mardy Fish wants to be included in Roger Federer
Mardy Fish wants to be included in Roger Federer's list (image source: GETTY)

Mardy Fish poked fun at Roger Federer's statement where the Swiss said he would be there for his rivals - Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray if they ever needed his help. The American questioned if he was included in that esteemed company.

Federer is currently busy with promotions of his documentary "Federer: Twelve Final Days" and recently sat down for an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport where he opened up about his dynamic with the Big 4. 'The Big 4' was a term given to the Swiss, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray when they dominated tennis for a decade.

The 20-time Major champion was asked if he envied any of his rivals, to which he responded that he had a lot of respect for them. Federer also acknowledged that he wouldn't have been successful had it not been for the other three men. The Swiss also said that he would be there for them if they ever needed his help.

"I have ended up accepting my decision. I follow current tennis with pleasure and look at the results and try to watch and play tennis as much as I can. I have a lot of respect for Andy, Nole or Rafa. Without them I would not have been the person I am. I will always be grateful to them for what they have done for me. If they ever need my help, I will give it to them there."

Former American professional tennis player Mardy Fish took to X (formerly Twitter) and jokingly asked whether he was also included in the list of people the Swiss would be there for.

"What about me? Will he be there for me?," Fish tweeted.

"I thought I was going to suffer a lot when I announced my retirement" - Roger Federer opens up about his final dance

Laver Cup 2022 - Day Three
Laver Cup 2022 - Day Three

Roger Federer bid adieu to the sport after the 2022 Laver Cup where he teamed up with his long-time rival Rafael Nadal. Joining him were Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and others.

On being asked about his thoughts on retirement, the 42-year-old said that he felt he would suffer a lot but the night eventually turned into a party, which he found beautiful.

"At first, I thought I was going to suffer a lot when I announced my retirement. That everything was going to be sad, but in the end everything was a party. I didn't imagine everything would be this beautiful. You'll see."

'Federer: Twelve Final Days' is set to release on 20th June worldwide and will document the Swiss' final days leading up to his final match and retirement.

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