Federer’s tearful farewell


LAVER CUP 2022. Roger Federer’s last match will end in defeat. After a tight match, the Swiss, along with Rafael Nadal, had to bow out in a hard-fought super tie break where he will serve for the match, like Wimbledon in 2019. Crying, he said goodbye to professional tennis after a moving ceremony, in his image.

The requirement

  • This was not the end we expected, nor were the fireworks expected. For his last professional match, Roger Federer suffered a final defeat. In doubles with Rafael Nadal, Basel, who did not stop his commitment, won the first round but could not force the decision in a long undecided second action where he and the Spaniard sank in the tie break. The super tie break was hotly contested and made but the former Swiss world n°1 was unable to convert the match point on his serve, unlike Jack Sock, a few moments later. So with a defeat against the American and his compatriot Frances Tiafoe (7-5 ​​​​​​​​6-7 9-11 in 2h14 ‘) Federer ended the chapter of his career.
  • Earlier, Team Europe showed their superiority with the victories of Tsitsipas and Ruud defeated Schwartzman (6-2, 6-1) and Sock (6-4, 5-7, 10-7), before the early reaction from Team Monde in the early evening by Alex De Minaur. The Australian ended up dominating a tough but fair-bodied Murray (5-7 6-3 10-7).
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02:15 – Thanks to everyone and you Roger Federer

It was time to leave after this emotional night. Thank you all for staying with us this late in the night and sharing this moment in history. The Federer chapter ends with a flood of tears and it is one of the most recent pages of tennis and sport, after more than two decades of captivating us on courts around the world. Thank you Roger Federer for this wonderful adventure to which you invited us all.

02:05 – The tears of Federer and Nadal

When singer Ellie Goulding began her song to pay tribute to Roger Federer while projecting images of his career, the Swiss was sitting on the bench next to Rafael Nadal. So the accomplices inside and outside the court, the two men cried together. The image of friendship that transcends competition and tennis history.

02:00 – Snapshots of an amazing night

A few photos sum up this last career for Roger Federer. From his double with Rafael Nadal, to the tribute of the entire public and his former opponents. A night full of emotions that brought more than one tear to the Swiss and everyone who loves tennis.

01:50 – Roger Federer’s speech in full

For those who would have missed this moment full of emotions, we invite you to watch or watch again (you must not resent his happiness) the touching speech of Roger Federer for his professional farewell that tennis.

01:46 – Federer never imagined such a fate

“It shouldn’t have happened like this. I just wanted to have fun and play tennis. It was a perfect trip. I wouldn’t change anything about what I went through. It was amazing, so much fun and amazing. I had so much worldwide support, thank you all and you who are here tonight”thanked Roger Federer, with tears in his eyes.

01:42 – Tribute to Mirka

While Jim Courier invited him to talk about his entourage that accompanied him during his career, Federer did not miss the opportunity to thank his wife Mirka, by giving her a passionate tribute. “He should have told me to stop a long time ago but he didn’t. He always supported me and encouraged me to keep playing. Thank you!”, he confessed under the wet eyes of Rafael Nadal as well. Then he thanked his parents who were present.

01:40 – Federer: “I want it to be a party”

“I don’t want to live this moment alone. I want it to happen as a team, because I’ve always been a collective player. Thanks to my team “greeted Federer, citing the names of his teammates Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas. “I wanted it to be a party and it was.”

01:38 – Federer: “I’m happy”

On the court, Jim Courier asked, Roger Federer wanted to reassure everyone from his first words. “I’m not sad, I’m happy. It was a beautiful day”said the Swiss with tears in his eyes. “I chose this last moment, all these last moments with my fans, my family and my friends. I’m happy that I’m not injured, that everything is fine. Playing with Rafa, with the rest of the team , all these legends Rod Laver, Stefan Edberg…” Overcome with emotion, he did not finish his sentence and cried, the Swede who first became his childhood idol before becoming his coach in the final moments of his career.

01:30 – A group salute

At center court, Federer welcomed the O2 Arena public by inviting his Team Europe teammates. We can read many emotions on faces. Nadal was moved, as was Tsitsipas, both men also couldn’t hold back a few tears. Lots of emotions on the court for this farewell from Federer.

01:26 – Federer is crying

Greeting his teammates and opposing players, Roger Federer let himself be overcome with emotion and held back his tears as he hugged his teammates and an adoring public. stood up to praise him and praise the height of what he deserves.

01:25 – Sock and Tiafoe spoil Federer’s latest

Sock insisted Federer on the backhand diagonal before stabbing Nadal by following a corridor line that the Spaniard discovered was too much. The American finished the match and offered victory to his team in front of a muted public, who loved to see his idol Federer win his last professional match. There is no feeling in this Laver Cup 2022 even for the Maestro. So Sock and Tiafoe won the super tie break (5-7 7-6 11-9) and spoiled the Basler party (a little).

01:24 – 10-9, Tiafoe-Sock

With Federer serving, Tiafoe stepped onto the court and crossed the ball for a thunderous return that almost hit Nadal at the net. His ball was perfect and offered a match point to his team (10-9).

01:23 – 9-9, Tiafoe-Sock

Federer tries an outside ace but lacks accuracy. On the second ball, he came alive and at the net Tiafoe landed his volley quickly. The rebound is low and the Swiss is too short to raise (9-9).

01:22 – 9-8, match point Nadal-Federer

Nadal stepped in on his return and crossed the backhand to return the ball to the server or take him out of the court. Tiafoe wanted to support the diagonal but his forehand cross was too difficult to reach and rested at the net, where Federer was roaming. Match point on Swiss service (9-8).

01:21 – 8-8, Federer-Nadal

Federer attacked the second ball hard on the T. His return surprised the American who made a mistake at the net (8-8).

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Where will Laver Cup 2022 be held?

While the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup will take place at the TD Garden in Boston (USA), the 2022 Laver Cup will take place atLondon O2 Arena (England). Editions take place alternately in Europe and the rest of the world.

Which teams are in the Laver Cup?

During the Laver Cup, two teams will compete: Europe and the rest of the world.

Team World:

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Alex de Minaur
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • sock jack
  • Tommy Paul (sub)
  • John McEnroe (captain)
  • Patrick McEnroe (vice-captain)

European Team:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Casper Ruud
  • Roger Federer
  • Andy Murray
  • Matteo Berrettini (substitute)
  • Bjorn Borg (captain)
  • Thomas Engqvist (vice-captain)

What is the Laver Cup?

A type of tennis Ryder Cup, the Laver Cup is a battle between Europe and the rest of the world. Its name refers to the legend of tennis, Rod Laver. Laver Cup 2022 will be the fifth edition. Each team consists of six players, two of which are chosen by the captain (Bjorn Borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world), the other four players will be qualified by their ATP ranking.

In the Laver Cup program: three singles matches and one doubles match in three days. If the matches on the first day are worth 1 point, those on the second day are worth 2 points and those on the third day are worth 3 points. The meetings will take place in 2 sets with, possibly, a long tie-break of 10 points in case of equality. The first team to score 13 points out of a possible 24 is declared the winner. If there is a tie at 12-12, the teams will decide after a decisive match in doubles in one set.

During the Laver Cup, every player is obliged to play at least one single match in the first 2 days and a player cannot play more than 2 times, in singles, in 3 days. For doubles matches, at least 4 players per team must play and a pair can only be selected once (except in the case of 12-12).

In the Laver Cup list, Europe won the first four editions (2020 was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

Which channel broadcasts the Laver Cup?

Laver Cup TV rights holder, Bein Sports broadcast the event from the first edition.

What is the Laver Cup schedule?

During the three-day competition, the six players chosen by the captains (Bjorn Borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world) competed in singles and doubles matches. Here is the Laver Cup 2022 schedule:

  • Friday, September 23: three singles matches then one doubles match
  • Saturday, September 24: three singles matches then one doubles match
  • Sunday, September 25: one doubles match then three singles matches

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