Tennis

Novak Djokovic wants to replicate Roger Federer’s emotional farewell

Novak Djokovic said he wants his biggest rivals to be by his side when he brings the curtain down on his career, much like Roger Federer’s emotional goodbye to professional tennis last week. Images of Federer and Rafael Nadal — who shared one of the sport’s most enthralling rivalries — sitting together and crying after …

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Frances Tiafoe seals first Laver Cup title for Team World

Frances Tiafoe sealed Team World’s first victory over Team Europe in the Laver Cup as he saved four match points en route to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. The American, who beat Roger Federer in the Swiss great’s last competitive match on Friday, proved a fly in Europe’s ointment once again with a scintillating victory. …

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Laver Cup for personal reasons

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Laver Cup on Saturday for personal reasons, his press spokesman confirmed to ESPN. The Spaniard partnered Roger Federer in his last ever professional match at the team competition between Europe and the rest of the world in London on Friday, losing out in a deciding match tiebreak to Jack Sock …

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Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer: ‘An important part of my life is leaving too’

Tennis great Roger Federer Roger Federer hits a backhand during the Wimbledon final in 2017. Tennis great Roger Federer Tennis great Roger Federer A teenage Federer hits a shot while on his way to winning the junior title at Wimbledon in 1998. Tennis great Roger Federer Federer with his parents, Robert and Lynette, in 1998. …

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Roger Federer admits feeling ‘nervous’ as he prepares for the farewell doubles match at the Laver Cup

Roger Federer said he will play just one doubles match at this weekend’s Laver Cup in what would be his last professional match. The 41-year-old Swiss star announced his impending retirement last week, having failed to recover sufficiently from his most recent knee operation to resume his career. At a news conference at London’s O2 …

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Roger Federer. Playing final match on Friday alongside Rafael Nadal would be ‘special’

That opens the possibility of the Swiss star partnering with Nadal, 18 years on from when they first faced each other on the ATP Tour in Miami. The pair have met 40 times over the course of their careers — including nine grand slam finals — and also played together at the 2017 Laver Cup. …

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Roger Federer to make last-minute decision on Laver Cup participation

Roger Federer is set to make a last-minute decision on his participation in the Laver Cup, his physical trainer has said. Last week 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer announced he would be retiring from professional tennis after a series of knee operations and said the Laver Cup would be his last official event. 1 Related …

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