Roger Federer will step onto the pitch for the last time on Friday, September 23 when he plays doubles with Rafael Nadal. The Laver Cup is broadcast live on DirecTV (free trial) and fuboTV (free trial).
It was quite a conglomeration of tennis luminaries who shared the indoor black hard court for a Laver Cup doubles practice Thursday, including 66 Grand Slam titles, a group collectively nicknamed the Big Four: Federer and Nadal respectively one side of the network; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on the other side.
Set up by his management company, this team event marks the end of Federer’s career and his final match will come on Friday night alongside longtime rival Nadal for Team Europe against Team World doubles pair Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
“I’m not sure I can handle it all. But I will try, ”said the 41-year-old Federer about his certainly emotional farewell on the court after 20 major championships, a total of 103 tournament titles and hundreds of weeks in first place in almost a quarter of a century as a professional tennis player.
“Sitting here,” Federer said at a team press conference on Thursday, with 36-year-old Nadal to his left and Djokovic and Murray, both 35, a few seats to his right, “feels good that I’m feeling.” come first from the boys. It feels right.”
Federer ends his playing days after a series of surgeries on his right knee. He has not competed since a quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon against Hubert Hurkacz in July 2021.
When does Roger Federer play?
Roger Federer will play doubles with Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup on Friday, September 23. The doubles match is scheduled for 1 p.m. (2 p.m. ET). Play at the event begins at 7:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. ET).
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Will it be televised?
Roger Federer’s last match will be broadcast on The Tennis Channel.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.