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Laver Cup 2022: Legendary Roger Federer bows out after losing to Team World alongside Rafael Nadal

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Laver Cup 2022: Legendary Roger Federer bows out after losing to Team World alongside Rafael Nadal

Laver Cup 2022: Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal defeated Team World’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 9-11 at Centre Court.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in Laver Cup 2022 match. Courtesy: AP

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in Laver Cup 2022 match. Courtesy: AP

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Roger Federer played his last ATP match on Friday
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal lost to Team World
  • Federer, Nadal won the first set, but couldn’t carry the momentum
Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, on Friday, September 23, lost to Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the Laver Cup 2022 doubles match. They lost the match 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 9-11 on Centre Court.

Federer, in the meantime, bowed out of professional tennis on not such a happy note. All eyes were on the star from Switzerland before the Laver Cup got underway and he bid adieu to the sport in front of a packed stadium.

Having lost the match, Team World made it 2-2 in the tournament. Earlier, Team World opened their account after Australia’s Alex de Minaur defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in a thrilling three-set encounter on Centre Court.

As far as Federer’s match is concerned, both teams held their serve in the first set, making it 5-4 before Nadal and Federer earned their first break of serve to close out the set. However, Tiafoe and Sock hit back by breaking their opponent’s serve early in the second set.

Tiafoe and Sock put pressure on Team Europe by taking a 3-1 lead. Thereafter, Nadal and Federer earned their second break of serve in the match to make it 4-3 in the second set.

After some jaw-dropping pieces of tennis, Nadal and Federer took a 6-5 lead and were one game away from victory. However, Sock and Tiafoe closed out the second set to take the match into the third set.

In the third set, Federer and Nadal had a match point and a chance to win the match. But Tiafoe and Sock didn’t lose their composure and had the last laugh.

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