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What time is Roger Federer’s last match today and where to watch it live?

Roger Federer will play his last match as a professional tennis player alongside Rafael Nadal.

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Adored by some, respected by all, Roger Federer will put an end to almost 25 years of an exceptional tennis career this Friday. The Swiss will have a final match together with his great rival and friend Rafael Nadal, in the Laver Cup in London against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. The tournament can be seen on ESPN and Star + starting at 2:00 pm.

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“I don’t know if I will be able to manage all this,” the 41-year-old admitted at a press conference on Thursday, when asked if he feared that emotion would overwhelm him at different key moments of this unique day. “In the past I had very hard moments I was horribly nervous at times, before games over the course of all these years.”

With 157 career finals, 31 of them at Grand Slams (20 titles), you’d think Federer had enough experience not to get tense.

“I could really come in every time and say ‘I hope to win this tournament’ for, I don’t know, 15 years or more. That has been a privilege.”

End of endless days

Waiting for this last meeting, Federer will relive for the last time all those pre-match routines that he loved and hated at the same time.

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“I love to lace up my shoes, get ready, put on the tape, look in the mirror and say, Is everything okay? Am I ready for this? OK let’s go’. But as much as I really love it, I’m glad I don’t have to do it anymore.”

But his last match promises to be memorable, in doubles, alongside his best friend, Rafael Nadal. “Tomorrow will be very special”, admitted the Spaniard “One of the players, if not the most important player in my career, is leaving. In the end, living that moment will be difficult, but it is clear that it is very exciting and I am very grateful to him, ”he added.

everything has been perfect

Their rivals, the Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, who will represent the World Team, despite being aware of the honor of playing this unique match, have not lost their competitive spirit either.

“We would like to play forever. I love being on the track, I love playing against these guys, I love traveling. It has never been difficult for me, whether I win or learn from defeats, everything has been perfect, I have loved my career”, said Federer.

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“Everyone has to leave the competition at some point. It has really been an adventure, formidable. And for that, I am extremely grateful,” he concluded.

What is the Laver Cup about?

This tournament, created in 2017, consists of three days of matches in which the European Team faces the World Team, both in singles and doubles modality.

This year the Europe Team is made up of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andy Murray and Casper Ruud and is led by former Swedish tennis player Bjorn Borg.

Jhon McEnroe is the captain of the World Team that features Felix Auger Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Alex De Minaur, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock. The matches can be seen on ESPN and Star + starting at 8:00 am, but the one between Federer and Nadal is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

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