'Pic of the year': Tennis world erupts over Roger Federer selfie

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

Best selfie ever?

Roger Federer has sent his legions of fans into a frenzy with a selfie with his Team Europe teammates ahead of the Laver Cup.

In Geneva for the third edition of the annual team event, Federer posted a happy snap with Rafael Nadal, Fabio Fognini, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Roger Federer's selfie with Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev. Image: Roger Federer

Federer posted the pic to his social media pages, with the Facebook post racking up over 150,000 likes and 5000 comments.

Over on Twitter it was liked over 60,000 times and retweeted 7000 times.

Fans couldn’t get enough of the pic, featuring 39 grand slam titles between Federer and Nadal.

Federer excited to play with Nadal

Federer opened up about playing alongside Nadal again.

“He couldn't be more pumped up for this event,” Federer said on Wednesday.

“He just won the US Open. It would have been so easy for him to say, 'Look, I need a break.' But he said, 'No, my break's coming afterwards. I push it all aside, and I'm doing this because I really believe in the concept of the Laver Cup. And I believe in you guys.'”

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the official welcome ceremony prior to the Laver Cup. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

The Laver Cup sees the best of Team Europe take on the best of Team World, which features Nick Kyrgios.

“It's been energetic, it's been thrilling, it's been exciting. The two teams have finally clashed and seen each other. We are all ready to go,” Federer said after the players came together for promotional purposes on Wednesday.

Kyrgios will be hoping to lead Team World to their first victory after Team Europe prevailed in the first two editions.

Team Europe:

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Roberto Bautista Agut (alternate)

Team World:

John Isner, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Jack Sock, Taylor Fritz, Jordan Thompson (alternate)