Roger Federer loses ultimate fit paired up with Rafael Nadal

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It is the finish of an generation in tennis.

Roger Federer performed his ultimate fit Friday evening on the Laver Cup in London, dropping a doubles fit paired up with Rafael Nadal as a part of Group Europe.

The 2 legends teamed up in opposition to Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, who beat them, 4-7, 7-6, 11-9.

Each Federer and Nadal shed tears as the gang gave the previous a rousing ovation and he mouthed “Thanks.”

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An emotional Roger Federer of Group Europe recognizes the gang after enjoying with Rafael Nadal in a Laver Cup doubles fit in opposition to Group International’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe on the O2 area in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
(AP Picture/Kinfolk Cheung)

“It is been a super adventure,” Federer stated after the fit. “I’d do it far and wide once more.”

The 41-year-old introduced his retirement closing week, mentioning accidents over the previous few years slowing him down.

Roger Federer waves to the crowd after playing with Rafael Nadal in a Laver Cup doubles match at the O2 arena in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Federer's losing doubles match with Nadal marked the end of an illustrious career.

Roger Federer waves to the gang after enjoying with Rafael Nadal in a Laver Cup doubles fit on the O2 area in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Federer’s dropping doubles fit with Nadal marked the tip of an illustrious occupation.
(AP Picture/Kinfolk Cheung)

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“As lots of you already know, the previous 3 years have introduced me with demanding situations within the type of accidents and surgical procedures,” Federer stated. “I’ve labored arduous to go back to complete aggressive shape. However I additionally know my frame’s capacities and bounds, and its message to me in recent times has been transparent. I’m 41 years previous. I’ve performed greater than 1,500 fits over 24 years. Tennis has handled me extra generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I will have to acknowledge when it’s time to finish my aggressive occupation.”

Federer spoke with the gang following the fit, taking it multi function ultimate time.

“It is been a beautiful day. I instructed the fellows I am satisfied, I am not unhappy. It feels nice to be right here. I loved tying my footwear yet another time. The whole thing was once the closing time,” he stated. 

Group Europe is blessed to have the end 3 grand slam winners in combination: Federer, Nadal (22), and Novak Djokovic (21).

“It is been superb. And, in fact, enjoying with Rafa at the similar staff and having the fellows, everyone right here, the entire legends … It’s wonderful. It in reality is,” Federer stated. 

Roger Federer, left, of Team Europe, sits alongside Rafael Nadal after their Laver Cup doubles match against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at the O2 arena in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. 

Roger Federer, left, of Group Europe, sits along Rafael Nadal after their Laver Cup doubles fit in opposition to Group International’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe on the O2 area in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. 
(AP Picture/Kinfolk Cheung)

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“It does really feel like a party to me,” he added. “I sought after it to really feel like this on the finish, and it is precisely what I was hoping for.”

Federer spent 310 weeks because the top-ranked tennis participant on this planet and retires with 20 grand slam titles, the third-most all time. His titles: 8 Wimbledons, six Australian Opens, 5 U.S. Opens and one French Open.

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