Footage of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Tears as Tennis Legend Loses Final Game Spotted

Footage of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Tears as Tennis Legend Loses Final Game Spotted

Lukman Mumuni
September 24, 2022 at 1:21 AM
  • Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal paired up for the Laver Cup as the Tennis legend marked his final career game
  • The Swiss star enjoyed a legendary career, winning 20 Grand Slam titles before announcing his retirement
  • The legendary duo lost to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe as Roger Federer said his final goodbye to the sport

Roger Federer emotionally bid farewell to Tennis after his final career game at the Laver Cup.

The Tennis legend paired up with another great, Rafael Nadal, for the men's double at the Laver Cup against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. The legendary duo lost to the youngsters in Federer last game.

In a video posted on social media, Nadal and Federer could not hide their emotions as they shed tears before the Swiss Tennis superstar gave his final speech.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Tennis
Roger Federer has played his final tennis game as he paired with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup. Credit: @ATP @LaverCup @ ClutchPointsApp
Source: Twitter
"Super special playing with Rafa [Nadal], feels really different, you know?" Also, just walking out on court and having the chance to play with the likes of Rafa or Novak [Djokovic] also in the past has been an amazing experience for me, so to be able to do that one more time, I'm sure it's going to be wonderful," he said as quoted by CNN.

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Roger Federer won 20 Grand Slam titles in a glittering career, dominating the early 2000's alongside pal Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer announces decision to retire

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Roger Federer has disclosed his decision to call time on his glittering tennis career has been welcomed by his wife Mirka.

Federer, who last played competitively in 2021 at Wimbledon, announced his decision to retire from tennis last Friday.

Widely considered the greatest player in the history of the sport, the 20-time Grand Slam winner will finally bring an end to an outstanding career in this month's Laver Cup in London.

Messi sends Roger Federer classy message on his retirement

Paris Saint Germain star Lionel Messi was among the elite names who sent a message to Roger Federer after the legend announced his retirement from tennis.

Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, has been inactive from the sport since a loss at Wimbledon in 2021 and has been struggling with a knee issue.

On his social media, Messi, considered the greatest football player in history, shared an image of Federer along with the message.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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