Nadal, Murray, Djokovic feel Laver Cup is perfect send-off for retiring Federer

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic all agree that the 2022 Laver Cup is the perfect send-off for Roger Federer ahead of his retirement.

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion and eight-time Wimbledon winner, will call time on his career after this weekend’s event at London’s O2 at the age of 41.

He has enjoyed a rivalry with Nadal, Murray and Djokovic through his spell in tennis, with the Big Four considered to be among the greatest players in history.

Federer’s last ever competitive match will take place Friday evening when he lines up alongside Nadal in doubles against American duo Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

That is due to be the fourth match in this year’s Laver Cup, which sees two star-studded groups of players – Team Europe and Team World – face off against each other in a series of matches, with the winning side determined on Sunday.

Federer launched the competition in 2017 with Nadal, Murray and Djokovic feeling it will be a fitting tribute to the Swiss legend’s fantastic career.

‘We had the best locker room moments, the funniest ones, at the Laver Cup,’ Djokovic said, who won Wimbledon in July to register his 21st major trophy.

‘Let us see how the thing evolves, but I just hope to help in a small way to help make his last match even more special.

‘I think it is going to be unforgettable, and I am just proud and happy to be next to him on this very special moment.’

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