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Roger Federer bids farewell with doubles lose in Laver Cup

Roger Federer bids farewell with doubles lose in Laver Cup
Federer, playing alongside Rafael Nadal, defeated by Jack Sock, Frances Diafoe in Doubles Match 4

By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp

ANKARA (AA) - Roger Federer bade farewell Friday with a doubles loss for Team Europe in the Laver Cup.

The "Swiss Maestro," playing alongside former archrival, Spanish legend Rafael Nadal, were defeated by Team World’s American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Dafoe, 6-4, 6-7(2-7) and 9-11 in Doubles Match 4.

Despite winning the first set, Team Europe could not clinch another set and Sock and Diafoe won the match in a third-set tiebreaker.

At one point in the match, the Swiss legend gave fans a bizarre but memorable moment as he made a shot that passed through the net and landed in. Fans applauded as it was a rare occasion to see on a tennis court, despite his team losing the point.

Federer, 41, could not hold back tears as announced earlier that the match would be the final of his professional career.

The Swiss icon, who has 20 Grand Slam singles titles through his decorated career, also holds the record for the most Wimbledon titles, with eight championships.


source: News Feed
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