On Friday night at the Laver Cup, Roger Federer's legendary career came to an end in front of a global audience. The Swiss master partnered up with longtime rival and friend Rafael Nadal to hit his farewell shots at The O2 in London in front of an electrifying audience.
Throughout the two hours and sixteen minutes of play, the former World No. 1 looked sharp around the net and pounded the court with his groundstrokes that seemed to come naturally. He ultimately lost against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in singles and doubles, failing to record his 1,382nd career victory.
The Americans levelled the Laver Cup at 2-2 after the first day by coming back to overcome their illustrious opponents 4-6, 7-6(2), 11-9. In the immediate aftermath of the match, Federer was filled with emotion. He hugged teammate Nadal and waved to the audience as he took in the clamour of his supporters for the last time.
The Swiss star then exited his seat for the final time and saluted the enthusiastic audience while standing with his teammates. When Federer addressed the crowd during his on-court interview, he was overcome with emotion and burst into tears as he expressed his gratitude to his family, staff, and fans.