It has been lower than 24 hours since that emotional second when Roger Federer performed his final and closing match in tennis leaving world tennis grieving. Federer retired from tennis on the early hours of Saturday on the O2 Arena in London after he misplaced his doubles match alongside Rafael Nadal on the 2022 Laver Cup. But Federer is again in tennis, as he promised earlier on the time of his retirement announcement, as he was noticed donning a brand new avatar on the Laver Cup.
Federer drew curtains on his illustrious 24-year-long profession on the finish of the doubles match alongside Nadal which the famed pair misplaced narrowly to the Team World mixture of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock. Following the match, the 20-time Grand Slam winner was left in tears as he delivered a prolonged and emotional speech thanking the followers, his teammates and his household.
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Not many felt that Federer could be again on the very subsequent day, lower than 24 hours after his final match. But he was there, however in a never-before-seen avatar on the O2 Arena the place was seen actively coach Matteo Berretini to a win. After going by a troublesome two hours and quarter-hour lengthy battle towards Team World’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Italian put Team Europe ahead with a 4-2 lead within the contest. During the match, Berrettini was a break down and trailing 4-5 within the second set when Federer walked in direction of him handy him a bit of advise.
Federer began off with a joke after the Italian was asking for salt: “So what are you looking for? Socks? Salt? And pepper? Salt, what for the salad or what are you?” However, the previous world no.1 then shared some critical advise to the world no.15 saying, “When you go back and return on the deuce side, I would not roll it too much because this court doesn’t give you much bounce. Don’t like smash it but just hit, let it fly a little bit more so it skids a little bit. A little bit flatter like this he has to check it a little bit more, he cannot just go wherever he wants, he has to be more careful. That’s the one thing.”
Federer was seen advising Cameron Norrie as nicely in his match towards Taylor Fritz that adopted the place he requested him to flatten out his forehand. However, Norrie, who changed Nadal within the line-up, failed to drag off a comeback.