Roger Federer announced earlier this month that he would retire after this year’s Laver Cup. With that being said, unfortunately the time has come for fans to bid farewell to the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Federer is currently competing alongside Rafael Nadal for Team Europe in a doubles match. They are facing Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe from Team World.
Just hours before his final match, Federer posted a heartfelt message on Twitter.
“I’ve done it thousands of times, but this one feels different,” Federer wrote. “Thanks to everyone who’s been coming tonight.”
Unsurprisingly, tennis fans are getting emotional about this post and Federer’s final match.
No matter what happens this Friday at the O2 Arena, Federer will be one of the most influential athletes of all time. He inspired some of the young stars we see dominate tennis today.
All that’s left for Federer to do is come out on top as a winner.
Fans can watch Federer’s final match on Tennis Channel. This match is also available on the Tennis Channel app and fuboTV.