Roger Federer given a standing ovation by O2 Enviornment as he prepares for his farewell on the Laver Cup
A hero’s welcome! Roger Federer is given a standing ovation by O2 Enviornment crowd as he prepares for his farewell doubles match with Rafael Nadal on the Laver Cup… as Swiss legend is seen stress-free with Bjorn Borg, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini
- Roger Federer was given a standing ovation by the group on the O2 Enviornment
- The Swiss legend will play the ultimate match of his profession on Friday night time
- He’ll tackle Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in a doubles match with Rafael Nadal
- Federer carved a composed determine as he spoke backstage with Group Europe
Roger Federer was given a standing ovation by the 02 Enviornment crowd forward of his farewell doubles match on the Laver Cup, on Friday night time.
The Swiss tennis legend revealed earlier this month that the London event could be the ultimate competitors of his profession, having struggled with a sequence of accidents in recent times.
And as he made his method to onto the courtroom on Friday, the place he’ll companion up with Spaniard Rafael Nadal, he was met with a refrain and applause from the followers within the viewers.
For the ultimate match of his 24-year-long profession, Federer play alongside his long-term competitor for Group Europe in opposition to American duo Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe.
The 41-year-old seemed a relaxed determine backstage, as he spoke with crew captain Bjorn Borg and team-mates Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini, earlier than making his approach onto the courtroom.
Federer had beforehand spoken of his want to play alongside Nadal, earlier than Group Europe captain Borg helped grant the tennis legend his want.
Roger Federer acquired a standing ovation from the group on the O2 Enviornment on Friday afternoon
Earlier this month, Federer introduced his plans to retire after the Laver Cup this month
The Swiss star received 20 Grand Slam Championships throughout his spectacular tennis profession
Federer seemed a composed determine as he chatted together with his Group Europe team-mates on Friday
The Swiss legend was deep in dialog with Group Europe captain Bjorn Borg
The duo took to the courtroom to observe in entrance of followers and media on Thursday, and the pair appeared in good spirits forward of their highly-anticipated match.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion – who sits third within the males’s all-time tally – bows out as one of many best to ever take to the courtroom, claiming a surprising complete of 103 singles titles on the ATP Tour.
The Laver Cup, which Federer helped to ascertain in 2017, sees Group Europe go up in opposition to Group World in tennis’ model of golf’s Ryder Cup, with 9 singles and three doubles matches going down at London’s O2 Enviornment.
Federer will crew up with long-term competitor Rafael Nadal for his farewell doubles match