the swiss Roger Federerworld tennis legend and considered by many to be the best of all time in the white sport, will have his last role as a professional player this Fridaywhen I dispute with the Spanish Rafael Nadalhis great friend and rival, the doubles duel at the 2022 Laver Cup.
The Swiss and the Spanish will team up again, as in 2017, in a match that will be historic, close to 4:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. GMT)against Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafeo, who will practically take a backseat, as all eyes at London’s O2 Stadium will be on the Swiss.
“It is going to be super special to play with Rafa. That we have one last chance to do it is something wonderful“, commented Federer, present this Thursday at the press conference of the European team.
Federer, due to the condition of his knee, will not play individual matches in this tournament, so that This Friday will be his last time, at least as a professional, on a tennis court.
For his part, Nadal only has this tennis match scheduled in the Laver Cup. The Spaniard has not played since losing in the round of 16 to Tiafoe at the US Open, and it is unknown if he will continue the rest of the season, due to the birth of her first child in the coming weeks.
In addition, despite the farewell of the Swiss, the night in London will also be historic since It will be the first time that the “Big Four” will be together as a team: As long as Federer and Nadal are on the hard court, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be supporting off the bench.
Once the commitment ends, It will put an end to one of the most successful races in the history of world sport.
Federer won 103 titles, 20 of them Grand Slam championships. He added 1,251 victoriesand never retired from the 1,526 singles and 223 doubles matches he played in his career.
He is the most successful in Basel (10), Halle (10), Wimbledon (8), the Cincinnati Masters and the ATP Finals (6).
In addition, he is the tennis player with the most consecutive weeks (237) as number one in the ATP world ranking.
Federer’s farewell will start around 4:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. GMT) and you can follow it with the Virtual Scoreboard of AlAireLibre.cl.