Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer recently bid farewell to professional tennis last week after he played his last match at the Laver Cup. While playing alongside long-time professional rival and close friend Rafael Nadal and representing Team Europe, 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer had an unlikely result in the match as the legendary duo ended up losing the game.
American pair Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe edged past the Federer-Nadal duo in a gripping contest 4-6, 7-6 (2), 11-9, at London's 02 Arena. Meanwhile, Federer highlighted how he lost his last doubles, singles and team event. Taking to Instagram, Federer highlighted how he lost his last doubles, singles and team event and advised not to 'overthink about the perfect ending.'
"We all hope for a fairy-tale ending. Here's how mine went: Lost my last singles. Lost my last doubles. Lost my last team event. Lost my voice during the week. Lost my job. But still, my retirement could not have been more perfect and I'm so happy with how everything went. So don't overthink that perfect ending, yours will always be amazing in your own way," Federer wrote on Instagram.
After playing his final game, Federer was in tears and was seen getting emotional. Even his partner in the match Rafael Nadal broke down in tears and could not hold back.
The picture of the duo getting emotional in tandem went viral on social media. Federer and Nadal went down to Team World's Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 11-9 at the O2 arena.
In his illustrious career, Federer won eight Wimbledon titles, five US Open titles, 1 Fresh Open title and six Australian Open titles. Over the course of his career, Federer enjoyed a great rivalry with the likes of Nadal and Djokovic. Touted as the 'Big Three', these stars dominated the sport like none before them.