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Laver Cup Live Updates: Federer and Nadal Team Up

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It’s nearly becoming that Roger Federer will finish his skilled profession in Britain, the place he gained lots of his 20 Grand Slam titles.

Federer will play for the ultimate time on the ATP Tour within the Laver Cup on the O2 Area in London, not too removed from the All England Membership, the place he gained the Wimbledon title eight instances.

Federer stated in a information convention on Wednesday that earlier than Serena Williams introduced her retirement he had thought of saying his retirement forward of the U.S. Open. He stated he determined to delay his announcement as a result of he wasn’t going to be in New York for the event, and he didn’t need followers to assume he was “going to be a stranger to the sport.”

“All of it labored out, so I’m completely happy to do it right here in London,” Federer stated. “After fascinated about it, the town has been particular to me — perhaps probably the most particular place with Wimbledon down the street.”

Federer added he has loved the crowds in Britain all through his profession.

“I believe it’s fairly nostalgic for him to be right here,” Tony Godsick, Federer’s agent stated in an interview.

On high of his Wimbledon titles in Britain, Federer additionally gained the ATP Finals in London in 2010 and 2011.

“Though he’s not British, he’s an adopted son, as he has gained eight Wimbledon titles. So taking part in his final event of his profession in London, I believe is fairly thrilling and distinctive for him,” Godsick stated. “There’s a really educated tennis crowd right here within the U.Ok., and though our fan base is kind of worldwide, I believe he’s actually excited.”

As a result of Federer hasn’t performed in additional than a 12 months, Godsick stated that he thinks Federer will face some nerves.

“He’s not proof against being nervous and definitely not proof against being emotional, as we’ve seen on the court docket, so I believe it’s going to be fairly the weekend,” he stated.

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