Roger Federer with his longtime rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic before his final match
Roger Federer will say his final goodbyes to competitive tennis later tonight on Friday when he plays his final match in the 2022 Laver Cup. Federer will team up with longtime rival Rafael Nadal for a match. Team Europe’s doubles match against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. Federer has stated that this year’s Laver Cup appearance will be the end of his career. He has been out of action for a while due to a knee injury.
Speaking before the emotional farewell, Federer said that it was the right time for him to say goodbye to his beloved tennis.
Watch the video: Federer talks about his last match in Laver Cup 2022
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“I’m glad they’re going to have more fights and I’ll watch it from the couch or from the bed. Look, I’m happy to go first because I’m the oldest of the group and I tried really hard. much back in the last few years and I think this is the right time to go out.
“As everyone has said, the past few days have been special. Tennis has been and will continue to mean world to me. The boys are still here and a lot of new faces are coming. Tennis is always here. greater than any of us and it has shared great on the field many times and has some interesting battles.Some matches we forgot or we missed them but they connected us forever and it’s so special to us,” said Federer
Federer has broken Pete Sampras’ record of 14 Grand Slam titles to become the record holder for the most slams won by a man. He is also the first male tennis player to win 20 Grand Slam titles. But a recurring injury has put his career on hold and his arch-rivals Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21) eventually took the lead over him in the race for the most. races.
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