Tennis Titan Roger Federer Promotes Laver Cup In Chicago

Steve Miller
March 19, 2018 - 3:52 pm
Roger Federer Millennium Park

Roger Federer shows off his tennis skills Monday in Millennium Park. (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Roger Federer – the world’s number-one men's tennis player – was in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Monday, promoting the Laver Cup to be held here in September.

They stood in front of the park’s famous “Bean” sculpture -- tennis legends and current tennis greats. Among them: Rod Laver, who's almost 80; John McEnroe; and Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Then there was Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slams.

"Very happy to be here, and thanks for coming out and making it very special,” he said.

Australian Nick Kyrgios
Australian Nick Kyrgios volleys Monday with Roger Federer. (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Federer and Kyrgios even volleyed a little in front of the Bean.

That's why the crowd had come. That, and to get Federer's autograph.

The tennis titan signed the shirt of Nate Campanile, a UIC tennis player. 

"This is going to be framed. I'm keeping it forever,” Campanile said.

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Nate Campanile, a UIC tennis player, shows off his Federer-signed shirt. (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)