Nadal-Federer unmissable meeting 1:07 (CNN) — Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has lost his last professional match, playing in doubles alongside his contemporary and rival, Spaniard Rafael Nadal, in the Laver Cup. Federer and Nadal were defeated by the American duo of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), (9-11) in the competition, in which one team of European players faces another. from the rest of the world. The 20-time Grand Slam winner had the full support of the raucous crowd at London’s O2 Arena, with Federer hugging teammate Nadal and every other player on court with him as he wiped away tears. Before the match, Federer tweeted: “I’ve done this a thousand times but this one feels different. Thanks to everyone who comes out tonight.” Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of the European team during the doubles match between Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe of the world team. (Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup) Federer, 41, announced last week that he would retire from professional tennis after the Laver Cup, saying he had to “recognize when it’s time to end my competitive career.” .”
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