Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lost their final doubles match in the Laver Cup final . The Swiss legend defeated the American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe .
London, UK, September 24: Roger Federer, the Swiss tennis legend, bowed out of tennis on Friday, teamed up with longtime rival and friend Rafael Nadal in a doubles loss to the American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in their last competitive tennis match at the upcoming Laver Cup 2022 tournament.At the O2 Arena, the legendary pair fell to the World Pair by 4-6, 7-6(2), 11-9, bringing the score between Team Europe and Team World to 2-2.The World Pair made a comeback after losing the next two matches after being a set down.Federer and Nadal were in high spirits throughout this match, captivating the audience with their enthralling strokeplay.Though their opponent was awarded the award, the two Swiss-Spanish legends exchanged smiles as they walked back to baseline.In the first set, they won and matched the American intensity, playing with total impunity.The Americans came back to win the second set.The outcome of Federers' final match was decided by a match tie-break. In the two-hour, 16-minute match, the former World Number 1 looked absolutely fantastic, firing his groundstrokes with ease.But he didn't win the 1,382nd title of his illustrious career in singles and doubles.We will make it work, won't we?I am happy, I am not sad. Everything was done the last time.The match was fantastic, and I could not be happier.It has been great, ATP quoted tennis legend Federer.Federer was ecstatic after the game, hugging his teammates and fierce rival Nadal and waving to the cheering crowd. During an on-court interview, he couldn't contain his emotions and was in tears.Federer said, Playing with Rafa on the same team and having the guys, everyone here, all the stars-Rocket, Edberg, Stefan-thank you, and his wife Mirka, along with their four children.I did not want it to be lonely out there.When they told me to leave, it was lonely for a moment, but I still felt I was a team player. It has been an honour to work with them for so long, and thanks to everyone who has supported it.And then of course, the whole group of Andy, Thomas, Novak, Matteo, Cam, Stefanos, Rafa, and Casper, as well as the rest of the crew, you guys are amazing.I have had the privilege of playing all these Laver Cups.It's made me smile.At the end of the day, I wanted to feel like this, so thanks, the former World Number One has 103 tour-level titles under him. Federer and Nadal shared a long history together, first meeting in the ATP Masters 1000 event in Miami in 2004.As the years went by, they would meet each other 39 more times, with 24 of these matches being the finals of a tournament.Federer's career was perfectly fitting as he ended up teaming up with Spanish Nadal and with other Big Four stars like Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray cheering them on.We must go there, he joked, when asked about his family. I am at least able to write.I used to be able to talk in my imagination so I am getting much more efficient.My wife has been so helpful.She may have stopped me a long, long time ago, but not so fast. It's amazing.Thank you for your patience.The Laver Cup was launched in London on September 23 and will continue until September 25.