Watch: Roger Federer warms up for Laver Cup by playing table tennis in tuxedo

Roger Federer is all set to play his final match in skilled tennis when he’ll crew up together with his longtime rival Rafael Nadal for Staff Europe in opposition to the Staff World doubles pairing of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock on Friday.

However earlier than his remaining swansong, the swiss maestro uploaded a video of himself – in his tuxedo. He captioned it: “Only a fast warmup earlier than the gala.”

Roger Federer could be seen taking part in desk tennis with Staff World’s Diego Schwartzman, earlier than the beginning of the Laver Cup.

Federer is ending his taking part in days following a collection of operations on his proper knee. He hasn’t competed since a quarterfinal loss at Wimbledon to Hubert Hurkacz in July 2021.

In February of this 12 months, when phrase emerged that Federer can be in London this week, he stated Nadal messaged him suggesting they play doubles collectively once more. They teamed as much as win a doubles match through the first Laver Cup in 2017.

“I’m unsure if I can deal with all of it. However I’ll strive,” the 41-year-old Federer stated about his sure-to-be-emotional on-court farewell after 20 main championships, a complete of 103 event titles and tons of of weeks at No. 1 throughout practically 1 / 4 of a century as knowledgeable tennis participant.

“Sitting right here,” Federer stated Thursday at a crew information convention, with Nadal, who’s 36, to his left, and Djokovic and Murray, each 35, a few seats right down to his proper, “it feels good that I am going first from the fellows. It feels proper.”

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