What to Watch in Roger Federer’s Last Match

Author: Yuvi September 23, 2022

What to Watch in Roger Federer's Last Match

On Friday, Roger Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, is set to play one final time on the ATP Tour, during the Laver Cup in London.

He won’t be playing singles. Instead, he will be playing doubles, partnered with Rafael Nadal, his longtime on-court rival and friend.

The Laver Cup pits six European players against six players from the rest of the world. The competition, which is sometimes compared to the team-based Ryder Cup golf tournament, is a chance to see players who usually play alone come together.

Federer and Nadal will be playing against two Americans, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.

Federer helped create the Laver Cup and make it a tour event, though on Friday the competition as a whole will take something of a back seat to the opportunity for fans to get one last glimpse at Federer, who has not played since last year’s Wimbledon. The stage is sure to produce several memorable moments.

Here are a few things to know about the match:

In the United States, The Tennis Channel will air the Laver Cup. In Canada, it will be on TVA Sports. ESPN will broadcast the tournament in many Latin American and Central American countries. Eurosport will air the matches in Europe except in France, where viewers will get the competition through beIN Sports. Federer will take the court during the night session in London on Friday.

The Swiss tennis player leaves the game with one of the greatest competitive records in history.An Appraisal: “He has, figuratively and literally, re-embodied men’s tennis, and for the first time in years, the game’s future is unpredictable,” the author David Foster Wallace wrote of Roger Federer in 2006.A Poignant Send-Off: Wimbledon may have been more fitting. But the Laver Cup, which Federer helped create, will offer a sensible final act for one of the greatest players of this era. A Billion-Dollar Brand: Some tennis superstars have built sponsorship empires. But none ever wooed the corporate class as brilliantly as Federer did. Tennis After Federer: The Swiss player, along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, helped define a remarkably durable period in men’s tennis history. Following behind is a new generation of hungry players, ready to muscle their way into the breach.

There are 12 players competing in the Laver Cup. Three players from each team qualify based on their ATP singles rankings on the Monday after the French Open.

Three other players are selected to each team as “captain’s picks.” John McEnroe is the captain for Team World, and Bjorn Borg captains Team Europe.

Team World

This year, Team World will be represented by Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, Alex de Minaur of Australia, and the Americans Taylor Fritz, Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. Tommy Paul of the United States is an alternate for Team World, and Patrick McEnroe, John’s brother, is the team’s vice captain.

Team Europe

Between them, the players representing Team Europe hold more than 60 Grand Slam titles. They are Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Nadal of Spain, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, Federer of Switzerland, Casper Ruud of Norway and Andy Murray of Britain. Matteo Berrettini of Italy is Team Europe’s alternate, and Thomas Enqvist of Sweden, a former player who peaked in the top five, is the team’s vice captain.

The Laver Cup is a combination of singles and doubles matches over three days. The matches are two sets, and if the match is tied at one set each, a winner is determined using a 10-point tiebreaker — the first to 10 points while winning by two takes the match.

Each player plays in at least one singles match on the first two days of the competition, and no player can play a singles match more than twice over the course of the tournament. At least four of the six players on a team play doubles.

Federer was granted an exception to allow him to play once in doubles.

Federer has a special relationship the Laver Cup; it was created by TEAM8, the agency that represents him.

Tony Godsick, Federer’s agent, said that Federer wanted to do something special to honor Rod Laver, the Australian tennis star who won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, including the calendar-year Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open titles) all in one year) in 1962 and 1969.

This year’s Laver Cup will be in London at the O2 Arena, an indoor venue that can host up 20,000 people. The competition rotates between cities in Europe and the rest of the world every year.

Last year, the tournament was played at TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics of the NBA and Bruins of the NHL Next year’s Laver Cup is set to be held in Vancouver at Rogers Arena, which hosts the Canucks, and the competition will move to Berlin in 2024 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

The first team to reach 13 points wins the Laver Cup. On the first day of the competition, a match win is worth one point. On Day 2, a match win is worth two points, and on Day 3 each match is worth three points.

If the teams are tied at 12 points each, they’ll play one final match on Sunday for the title.

23 September, 2022, 9:31 am

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