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There were emotional scenes after the match in front of a sell-out crowd at The O2 in London, with some spending thousands of pounds just to catch a final glimpse of Federer, as tennis fans waved goodbye to one of the game’s true greats.
Every point he won, every time he was called to serve and every time videos of him played over the main screens, Federer was met with widespread cheering from adoring supporters in a carnival atmosphere, with many screams of ‘We love you, Roger’ and plenty of signs with messages of love for the Swiss legend.
Federer, 41, won 20 Grand Slam titles over the course of his illustrious career, including eight Wimbledon trophies, and confirmed plans to retire last week.
He decided not to take part in Laver Cup singles amid injury fears, with Federer having been out of professional action since Wimbledon 2021 before tonight.
That saw his final match take place in doubles alongside old foe Nadal, with the pair – who have won an incredible 42 Grand Slam singles titles between them – beaten by the American pair of Sock and Tiafoe on Friday night, who won 4-6 7-6 (11-9).
Federer and Nadal’s loss sees Team World claw it back to 2-2 in the overall Laver Cup standings, following Andy Murray’s defeat to Alex de Minaur earlier in the evening and wins for Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud in Friday’s day session.
The winner of the fifth Laver Cup – founded by Federer in 2017 – will be crowned when one team reaches a total of 13 points, with Friday’s matches worth one point, Saturday’s matches worth two and Sunday’s matches worth three.
Team Europe has won every tournament so far and this year’s line-up includes Federer, Nadal, Murray, Tsitsipas, Ruud, Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini.
Day one action was interrupted on Friday when a climate change activist burst onto the court and lit his right arm on fire during Tsitsipas’ match against Diego Schwartzman.
The protester wore a white t-shirt which read ‘end UK private jets’ and he was dragged off the court by members of security with both players, match officials and fans left unharmed.
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Roger Federer's tennis career ends in Laver Cup loss alongside Rafael Nadal
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