John McEnroe details Asia trip with Roger Federer that made him love 'class act' star

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McEnroe went on to describe a trip he took with Federer and Bjorn Borg that made him realise how much the man set to retire after the Laver Cup loves the sport. “Bjorn and I went to Asia with Roger on an exhibition tour,” McEnroe added. “The week before at the ATP finals, he got sick and wasn’t able to finish the event. And we both thought he’s going to retire and pull out.

“He played and he talked about how much he loved the travelling and he loved the press conferences, and he loved just being around the people and everything about it. I’m like, ‘this guy just played 40 or 45 weeks of the year, he’s playing a couple of meaningless exhibitions’. We were like the opening act.

“And that absolute love of the game was something that really rubbed off on me and made me feel like this guy is a super special person. He is really as nice as he appears.”

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