Federer explains the story behind an unforgettable photo with Nadal at the Laver Cup

Roger Federer’s tennis career has officially ended after he lost the doubles match alongside rival Rafael Nadal in the 2022 Laver Cup last Friday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion’s post-match gala was touching for everyone at the O2 Arena in London. Federer and Nadal let tears flow after the match, and a viral photo has now been taken of the two opponents-turned-friends holding hands in tears. Federer said in his first interview since his retirement New York timesChristopher Cleary That he saw a picture of him and Nadal, and explained…

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Roger Federer turned skeptics into fans

• Chris Almeida and I chatted on Friday about Roger Federer. • You have likely seen this image, an instant classic, of Federer and Nadal following the match. To use what has become a musty cliché, “there’s so much to unpack here.” Quick story: while we were filming “Strokes of Genius” in 2018, Federer and Nadal, independently, made the same point about their rivalry, They were grateful for the presence of the other. Sure, with no Nadal, Federer likely would have won a few more majors. And with no Federer, Nadal…

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Francis Tiafoe Sparks Laver World Team Victory Cup

After losing the first set to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday, France Tiafoe is back again Winning the highly contested match and awarded Team World the overall victory in the Laver Cup. The 24-year-old American picked up four game points in the second set of the tiebreak to ultimately force the third set victory. Call Just enough magic To return from the dull start of the match and win over the Greek star, 1-6, 7-6 (11), 10-8. After the match point, Tiafoe collapsed to the floor in celebration as his Team…

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Laver Cup for ‘personal reasons’

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the remainder of the Laver Cup on Saturday morning for “personal reasons”, his An ESPN spokesperson confirmed. The official decision comes after Nadal hinted at his withdrawal after the emotional doubles match on Friday night alongside Roger Federer, in the last match of Federer’s career. The duo lost in a tiebreak to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, but provided a number of memorable moments throughout the evening, including a passionate post-match hug. After a joint press conference with Federer, in which he spoke glowingly about his…

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LeBron James’ reaction to Roger Federer’s emotional, Rafael Nadal video

Roger Federer played his last professional match on Friday night, falling in the doubles alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal to Americans Francis Tiafoe and Jack Sock at Friday’s Laver Cup in London. After the match, the all-time greats shared a Touching, emotional momentWhich became the defining picture of this year in sports. Great NBA LeBron James He seems to agree. “Very amazing man!! Damn it man 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 ” James posted on his Instagram Storiessharing a tweet from ESPN’s Field Yates about the tennis legend in tears after the match. “Seeing…

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Rafael Nadal responds emotionally to Roger Federer’s final farewell

There was probably no dry eye inside the O2 Arena that ended Roger Federer’s tennis career at the 2022 Laver Cup. And while the Swiss star had prepared the fans by announcing his retirement more than a week ago, that did not stop the flow of tears from the eyes of the spectators. Federer and his biggest rival, Rafael Nadal, lost in the doubles match to Francis Tiafoe and Jack Sock in the tiebreak 4-6, 7-6 (2) and (11-9) on the first day of the tournament on Friday. This was…

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Roger Federer ends his career with Lavar Cup loss alongside Nadal

The historic career of the first man to win 20 major championships is over. Roger Federer ended his 24-year dominance on the tennis court after he and Rafael Nadal lost in the doubles match to Francis Tiafoe and Jack Sock in the final tiebreak, 4-6, 7-6 (2), (11-9) at the Laver Cup Friday in London. Sock hacked a massive forehand to put an end to one of the greatest male tennis players in the sport’s history. But with Federer’s celebrity career reaching its climax, the 36-year-old was full of emotions…

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Roger Federer ends career with Laver Cup loss alongside Nadal

It was an emotional first day at the Laver Cup on Friday as tennis fans bid farewell to Roger Federer after the final match of the 41-year-old’s career. Federer, who announced on September 15 that the long-awaited match would be his last, joined forces with longtime rival and friend Rafael Nadal in a doubles match against American Jack Sock and rising star Francis Tiafoe. The legendary duo did everything they could to outsmart their opponents, but when all was said and done, it was Sock and Tiafoe who won the…

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Roger Federer, fittingly, ended his playing career with Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer ended his professional career today after playing a double match in the Laver Cup alongside longtime rival Rafael Nadal. The duo lost 6-4, 6-7, 9-11 against the American team consisting of Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe. SI’s John Werthem and Chris Almeida talk about Federer’s retirement, last game and legacy. John Werthem: We all thought this would end in England, but not in an enclosed arena, but perhaps in a prestigious event on grass he won more than anyone else. Chris Almeida: Perhaps also with a singles match.…

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Environmental protester sets his arm on fire in Laver Cup Hall

A protester set his arm and an area of ​​court on fire during a match at the tennis Laver Cup event on Friday, briefly delaying the start of the second set between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman at the O2 Arena in London. The activist, who was wearing a white T-shirt with the message “End private jets in the UK” on it, made his way onto the field during a layover in play between Group One and Two. He sat near the net and used a lighter, set fire to…

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