Roger Federer loses last tennis match of career


uAt 12:25 a.m. local time on Saturday night, one of the greatest sports careers came to an end. With tears in his eyes he said goodbye Roger Federer in London from tennis. After more than 100 tournament wins and a total of 20 Grand Slam titles, the 41-year-old Swiss has ended his impressive career.

Federer was not granted a final victory in his last official match. At the Laver Cup in London, Federer lost alongside the Spaniard Rafael Nadal the US duo Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the match tiebreak 6:4, 6:7 (2:7), 9:11. After that, Federer hugged all his teammates and let the spectators celebrate him. "Roger, Roger" chants echoed through The O2 in London.

A perfect trip

"It felt like a celebration and that was exactly what I wanted," said Federer in the subsequent interview on the pitch. Again and again he had to interrupt the conversation with the American ex-professional Jim Courier because he had to cry. “It was a perfect trip. I would do it again the same way.”

Tennis greats celebrate the greatest among them.  The match at the Laver Cup was all about the Federer farewell.


Tennis greats celebrate the greatest among them. The match at the Laver Cup was all about the Federer farewell.
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Federer announced last week that he would end his career after the team competition. The Swiss had to have a total of three knee operations. He played his last game on the ATP tour at Wimbledon over a year ago.

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After the match, chants of "Roger, Roger" echoed through The O2 in London.
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The Laver Cup pits a European team against a selection of players from the rest of the world from Friday to Sunday. After the first day it is 2:2.



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