How Roger Federer prepared his farewell to tennis
The countdown is on for Roger Federer, but judging from an Instagram live, the Swiss is pretty relaxed, even if he did admit to a “nervous laugh” in the vehicle he shared with Rafael Nadal. He filmed his arrival at the O2 Arena and his warm-up with his stunt partner. A select few, carefully selected VIPs, witnessed this historic session. They were in particular the father and sister of the Spaniard.
He is still hanging between Murray and De Minaur
While Andy Murray won the first set (7-5), the Briton broke in the second (4-3). Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer live this meeting to the fullest.
Waiting for the game…
As Murray faces De Minaur, Roger Federer is cool and relaxed with Rafael Nadal.
Europe leads 2-0 after Tsitsipas win
Europe leads this Friday 2-0 against the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup, after Stefanos Tsitsipas’ victory over Diego Schwartzman (6-2, 6-1), while in the afternoon the last match of the Cup of Roger Federer. career, in doubles.
Driven by Casper Ruud’s success over Jack Sock (6-4, 5-7, 10-7), the ‘Blues’ seem to be on track to maintain their invincibility against the ‘Reds’ during this 5th edition.
This match marks the end of the afternoon session at the O2 Arena in London and the matches will resume at 8:00 p.m. (French time) with the “local” of the stage, the British Andy Murray opposed to the Australian Alex de Minaur.
Environmental activist sets his arm on fire in the middle of the court
An individual entered the court, sat on the ground and set his arm on fire. He is a 20-year-old activist from the group “End UK Private Jets”.
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Roger Federer promised his fans not to disappear after the end of his career
Roger Federer, considered by some to be the greatest player of all time, does not know what tomorrow will bring. But one thing is certain, he has no intention of letting the tennis world down.
“I just want the fans to know that I’m not going to be a ghost,” he told a news conference. (Thinks) It’s funny, I just talked about Björn Borg before, I think it took him 25 years to come back. to Wimbledon. In a way, it hurts all tennis fans, although it’s completely understandable, he had his life, his reasons, but I don’t think he’s that guy. Tennis has given me too many things, I have been in this for a long time, I have fallen in love with too many things. I love seeing people again, that’s what I want the fans to know, they will see me again. In what way, in what capacity, I don’t know, I still have to think about it.”
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The mythical photo with Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray
One photo, 66 Grand Slam titles. This Thursday, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray all four posed together in a training session in London, on the eve of the start of the washing cup.
“It will be memorable,” announces Nadal
A “historic” and “unforgettable” moment for Rafael Nadal. If the doubt persists As for Roger Federer’s ability to be on the court this Friday, it’s now official, will play a double with Rafael Nadal during the Laver Cup. A final anthology match for those who gave exceptional moments to tennis fans around the world.
“Having Roger with me for the last time will be great. We created an incredible rivalry between us. A nice rivalry because we have a very good relationship. One of the best players, if not the best, will leave. I’m really happy to be here. I hope make the moment special”, explained the Spaniard.
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Ruud gives Europe the first point of the Laver Cup
The Norwegian Casper Ruud gave the advantage to Team Europe by beating Jack Sock (6-4, 5-7, 10-7) who represented the Rest of the World, on Friday at the opening of the Laver Cup in which Roger Federer will end his career. .
In four previous editions, Europe had never lost the opening match in five editions and the tradition has been respected by the world number 2.
At what time and on what channel to watch Federer’s last match?
The match, like the rest of the competition, will be broadcast by beIN Sports and will be followed live with commentary on the RMC Sport website and app. Scheduled in the fourth rotation, the game should not start before 9pm at the latest, as the previous one, Murray-De Minaur, will not start before 8pm (French time).
Federer gave a standing ovation during the presentation of the teams
Before the start of the matches, the day started perfectly as Roger Federer received a standing ovation from the O2 Arena during the European team’s presentation.
Good morning to all
Welcome to this direct to follow the last match of Roger Federer’s immense career. After more than 20 years at the highest level of world tennis, the Swiss says goodbye this Friday in a final match in London, as part of the Laver Cup. Accompanied by Rafael Nadal, they face the pair Jack Sock-Frances Tiafoe. The match is expected to start around 10 p.m.