Roger Federer says goodbye to tennis at the Laver Cup: the Swiss will play doubles with Nadal, minute by minute

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Roger Federer says goodbye to tennis at the Laver Cup: the Swiss will play doubles with Nadal, minute by minute
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Rafa Nada with Roger Federer, in one of the last tests before the duel on Friday. Photo: AP Photo / Kin Cheung.

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the Swiss Ruggero Federerconsidered for his style and his achievements the best tennis player of all time, he will put an end to his brilliant career, in which he won 20 one thousand dollars slam and set a record by staying in World 1 for 237 consecutive weeks, among other achievements. His last time in court will be al to wash Cupthe exhibition tournament that is played in London and in which he will compete alone in doubles and with a luxury partner: the multiple Spanish champion Raffaello Nadal. The game is announced for 4pm and will be broadcast on ESPN and Star +.

An Argentine in the Laver Cup

The Rest of the World, for its part, will have an Argentine presence, as will Diego Schwartzman, plus the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime, the Australian Alex de Miñaur and the Americans Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock. The captain of the “Peque” team will be another great tennis player, the American John McEnroe.

The European team at the Laver Cup

The European team, which has won the previous four editions of the Laver Cup played in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 (not played in 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic reached its peak), will have as captain a glory like the former tennis player The Swede Bjorn Borg. The formation of the Europeans will include the complete “Big Three”, as Serbian Novak Djokovic will also be present, and will complete the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Scotsman Andy Murray, plus the Italian Matteo Berrettini as a substitute and safe. Federer’s substitute in singles.

The action of the day at the Laver Cup

The historic day at London’s The O2 Arena will kick off at 9:00 am in Argentina with the first of the contest’s three singles matches running until Sunday, and will be televised by ESPN and the Star + platform. Federer left weeks of uncertainty and speculation behind him when last Thursday he announced the final date for his retirement from tennis and in his last time on a court the wish he had asked for as soon as he set foot in London will be fulfilled, to share. a team with “Rafa”, another colossus owner of 22 Grand Slam titles, an absolute record.

Federer and Nadal, together in the Laver Cup

Federer and Nadal, one of the biggest rivalries in tennis history, will join together to form the double of the European team that will play this Friday against the Rest of the World, which will oppose Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. The history of the classic between Roger and Rafa, with numbers, statistics and most remembered matches, as well as their friendly relationship, in this article by Clarín.

madness for Federer

Tickets for the Laver Cup team in London, England, reached a value of up to € 50,000 after Swiss player Roger Federer, one of the best tennis players of all time, announced it would be his last tournament. The last available tickets to see “King Roger” are sold at exorbitant prices starting at 28,000 euros and going up to 50,000, reports a cable from the Italian agency ANSA.

Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, together in one of the last training sessions before the match.  Photo: AP Photo / Kin Cheung.

Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, together in one of the last training sessions before the match. Photo: AP Photo / Kin Cheung.

Source: Clarin

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