Retirement Roger Federer – At what time and on which channel to follow his last doubles match with Nadal?

20 Grand Slam titles, incredible shots and an indelible mark left in the history of tennis… On Thursday September 15, 2022, Roger Federer announced, on social networks, the end of his career at the age of 41 years responds. A little over a year after his last official match, in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021 (note: defeat against Hubert Hurkacz in three sets, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0), the Swiss will say goodbye in tennis during the Laver Cup (September 23 to 25).
The event will take place at the O2 Arena in London (England). On Friday, the first single was won by Ruud against Sock (6-4, 5-7, 10-7), followed by the second single (Tsitsipas-Schwartzman). The third single (Murray-De Minaur) will start at 8 p.m. Thus, the double, where Roger Federer will be accompanied by Rafael Nadal (against the Sock-Tiafoe pair), will not take place before 9:30 p.m.

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On which channel to watch Roger Federer’s farewell during the Laver Cup?

As since the first edition of the Laver Cup, the event will be to follow in full on beIN Sports from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022.

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When will Roger Federer’s last game be?

Injured to a knee for several years, the winner of Roland-Garros 2009 will not be able to play singles. “It’s impossible“, he blurted. However, Roger Federer will be aligned double friday night (not before 9:30 p.m.) with his ex-rival Rafael Nadal. “It’s an event that I didn’t want to disrupt but, at the same time, I know my limits and I was asked Björn (Borg, captain of the European team) if it’s possible to play only a double“, said the former world number one.

Being part of this historic moment will be unforgettable for me, I’m super excited“, enthused on his side Rafael Nadal.

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What is the schedule for the Laver Cup?

  • the friday september 23 : three singles matches and one doubles match (first match won by Ruud against Sock (6-4, 5-7, 10-7), the second match in stride, the third singles at 8 p.m. then the doubles in stride )
  • the Saturday September 24 : three singles matches and one doubles match (first match at 2 p.m., the second match in stride, the third singles match at 8 p.m. then the doubles in stride)
  • the Sunday September 25 : one doubles match then three singles matches (first match at 1 p.m. followed by the last three matches)

Who will participate in the Laver Cup?

This competition pits a European team against the rest of the world. Here are the compositions of the two “team”.

European team:

Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Casper Ruud
Andy Murray
Matteo Berrettini (substitute)
Bjorn Borg (captain)
Thomas Enqvist (vice-captain)

World by team:

Frances Tiafoe
Felix Auger-Aliassime
Taylor Fritz
Diego Schwartzman
Alex de Minaure
Jack Sock
Tommy Paul (sub)
John McEnroe (captain)
Patrick McEnroe (vice-captain)

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