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Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer applauds his fans for joining Doubles match in Laver Cup In what will be the final match of his legendary career in London on Friday.
A nostalgic Federer shared photos of himself on social media heading to the O2 Arena, where he will attend Longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal On center court for his final match, just a week after his retirement from the sport.
“I’ve done it a thousand times, but it feels different,” he said in a tweet. “Thanks to everyone who came tonight.”
Federer announces retirement Last week. Although it was a shock to many, questions about his eventual retirement remained for some time.
The last two years of his career have been plagued by injuries. Federer did not play in any pro events in 2022 and appeared in only 19 matches from 2020-2021. His last tournament title came in 2019 Swiss Indoors Baselia,
Friday will mark the end of his professional sporting career when he and 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal face off together. US Open semifinalist Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
“It would be great to see Roger back on the court. Nobody really knows what to expect from him physically, but … we’ll enjoy every minute of it,” Sock said. “Give him a big hug at the end, win or lose.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.