The highly anticipated upcoming Laver Cup 2022 has already got the world's attention as 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will be making his last appearance in competitive Tennis. The Swiss legend has already announced retirement from professional Tennis and confirmed that his participation in the Laver Cup in London will be his last tournament.
Laver Cup 2022 will witness the 'Big-4' for the last time- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray- as the most senior of all is bidding goodbye to the sports. Meanwhile, Roger Federer is all set to team up with his long-time rival and close aide Rafael Nadal for the final match of his glittering career, organisers confirmed on Tuesday.
Both the legendary Tennis player who will represent Team Europe will face US players Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World in the evening session. While the illustrious Laver Cup draw was posted by the tournament's official handle on Thursday, the legendary Tennis player responded to the post by writing, "Tomorrow night. My last match. Doubles with @Rafael Nadal."
Earlier, Federer claimed that playing alongside Nadal would be a unique and fitting tribute to his illustrious career. "For as long as we battled together, having had always this respect for one another, our families, coaching teams for us as well to go through a career we both have had come out the other side and have a nice relationship, is maybe a great message to tennis and beyond," Federer said.
The event will begin on Friday afternoon with two singles matches. Norwegian Casper Rudd, the runner-up at the US Open earlier this month, will play Sock in the opener before Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece takes on Argentina's Diego Schwartzman. The evening session will begin with former world No. 1 Andy Murray up against Alex de Minaur before Federer takes the court for the final time.