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Last waltz for Federer before he hangs up his racket

Federer's last waltz before retirement
The final competitive match of Roger Federer’s doubles career will take place this coming Friday in London against the American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. The event will feature Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (seen here during a training session on Thursday). GLYN KIRK/AFP


This Friday in London will be the Swiss player’s final doubles encounter with Rafael Nadal, but they won’t be looking back with sentimentality.

Farewell Waltz. From sourness to sweet satisfaction. The sadness that has been felt across the tennis community ever since he announced on September 15 that he would be retiring at the age of 41 is not going away. Roger Federer was competing in the Laver Cup in London, and he discovered the words he needed during the final dance. Everyone would love to be able to play for the rest of their lives, but I’m glad I made this choice since it was the best one. In every way, I couldn’t be happier with my job. The game must be ended immediately for everyone. “It was a very huge vacation,” says the one who had only played 19 games in the last three years… “We had a lot of fun.”

Events such as press conferences, interviews, picture shoots, and training sessions are just a few examples. Roger Federer, who juggles multiple duties, receives surprised glances, and has watched his illustrious career fade away over several days, gets set to put on his illuminating outfit for the very last time. As a result of his painful right knee, the man with the wind in his soles will be restricted to making only an appearance. This Friday will be doubled. In the final round I played alongside Rafael Nadal.

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