Impressive ovations for Roger Federer on the day of his last match as a tennis pro

* A standing ovation for Roger Federer on the day of his last tennis match

The 2022 edition of the Laver Cup will forever remain in tennis history. It will be unrepeatable. That O2 sand of London opened its doors this Friday, September 23 to host the first day of the games between the Team Europe and the team world. However, all eyes will be on the final game of the day Roger Federer contest the doubles in his last time as a tennis pro.

Although the Swiss only become active hours later, was present at the stadium very early to be part of the presentation of teams. There he jumped onto the field last and won one standing ovation by the thousands of people who will have the privilege of seeing its final function.

The 41-year-old tennis player, who made his decision to leave professional sport public a week ago, will play for the last time in the company of his friend and rival Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard and Swiss are part of their team’s first point win in doubles against the North American duo Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

The duel is to be played at the end of the British game Andy Murray against the Australian Alex from Minaur. This game has a start time of 7pm London (3pm Argentina) so this is speculation Roger will not be on the pitch in this city (16 in Argentina) until 20:00..

This tournament, sponsored by Federer himself, started playing in 2017 and has done so exhibition category, apart from being a highly anticipated event on the tennis calendar due to the large number of stars attending and the special format. For example, Each matchup will be played over three sets with a super tiebreak if the first two are tied. In addition, every victory on the first day earns one point, on the second day two and on the last day three points. The first team to collect 13 of the 24 units in the game will be crowned champions.

While this will be his official goodbye, statistics will show it was the last time Federer was in court for the points on July 7, 2021 as he was beaten in the Wimbledon quarterfinals against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3 7-6(4) 6-0 in his first three-set defeat at the All England Club in 19 years.

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