Federer will say goodbye to his professional career alongside his friend and rival, Rafael Nadal | Video
The Laver Cup 2022 announced their order of play, where it was revealed that the iconic couple made up of the Swiss Roger Federerand Spanish Rafael Nadalwill close the matches of the first day of international competition. With this duel, the Swiss will say goodbye to professional tennis as one of its most important figures.
The European couple, who it was also combined in the first edition of the Cup in 2017will face the American duo made up of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the fourth game to be played from the london o2 arenaEngland.
The duel will be played after the duels that will face the British Andy Murray with the australian Alex de Minaurto Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas against the Argentine Diego Schwartzmann and to norwegian Casper Ruddwhich will be measured at socks in the first match of the Laver Cup 2022.
This aims to be Helvetico’s last match41 years old, since earlier in the week he commented that he was not physically ready to be able to play individual matches. Also, it will be your first meet in more than a year after falling in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021.
Federer announced last Thursday that the laver cupa team event he helped create, will be the the last act of a professional career that spans almost a quarter of a century.
Throughout his career he got 103 titlessecond only to Jimmy Connersand passed a record of 237 consecutive weeks as number one in the world between 2004 and 2008.
Their first grand slam title He came in 2003when he beat Mark Philippoussis at Wimbledonwhere he would win five years in a row before falling to Nadal in a 2008 classic. Now, Federer will say goodbye to a sporting legacy in the very city of London.