Watch: Roger Federer bids emotional farewell in doubles defeat alongside Rafael Nadal

September 24, 2022 at 10:43 AM

Roger Federer wrapped up his superlative professional tennis career at age 41 with a loss in doubles alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.

Federer, who won 20 Grand Slam titles, and Nadal, whose 22 are the men’s record, paired up for Team Europe and were beaten on Friday night by Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World 4-6, 7-6 (2), 11-9 at the O2 Arena in London.

In front of a 17,500 sell-out crowd at the O2, Federer returned from more than a year away for a last dance in tandem with his great rival on a gripping and memorable finale by the Thames.