Roger Federer plays his final professional tennis match on Friday, September 23 at the Laver Cup 2022.
More than 24 years on from his Tour debut, when he lost to Lucas Arnold Ker at the 1998 Rado Open, the Swiss great will bow out of the ATP circuit after playing in the doubles on the first day of this year’s Laver Cup tournament.
It looks set to be a wonderful send-off for the 20-time major champion, who will partner long-time rival Rafael Nadal for Team Europe against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe of Team USA.
The Sporting News is providing live updates and highlights of Federer’s final match.
Roger Federer live score, highlights from 2022 Laver Cup
All times BST
Federer/Nadal 1-1 Sock/Tiafoe: Team Europe gets off to a decent start. Nadal gets us underway with a double fault but they dig themselves out of trouble. As Team World moves to 30-15, Federer puts Tiafoe under pressure with a forehand but Nadal’s volley is wide. An ace from the American levels the score.
10.05 p.m.: The players come out to a tumultuous roar. Federer already looks emotional. Djokovic just filmed the moment on his phone. This is going to be quite a night.
10 p.m.: Federer spoke of his wish to see out his 24-year professional career with a doubles match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal, and Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg obliged. It should certainly make for a sensational atmosphere inside the venue tonight: there was something truly special about watching Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic cheering on Murray just now, so this next match could be off the scale.
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 23, 2022
9.50 p.m.: So, here we go: Roger Federer, in a professional tennis match, for the final time. We’ve had a long wait for this one tonight at the O2 Arena in London, with Andy Murray’s epic match with Alex De Minaur having only just finished. The Australian got the win in the tie-breaker, meaning Team Europe’s lead stands at 2-1.
Laver Cup 2022 schedule
All times are subject to change.
|Friday, September 23||1||Singles||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|Friday, September 23||2||Singles||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|Friday, September 23/24||3||Singles||19:00 BST||14:00 ET||14:00 ET||04:00 AEST|
|Friday, September 23/24||4||Doubles||19:00 BST||14:00 ET||14:00 ET||04:00 AEST|
|Saturday, September 24||5||Singles||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|Saturday, September 24||6||Singles||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|Saturday, September 24/25||7||Singles||19:00 BST||14:00 ET||14:00 ET||04:00 AEST|
|Saturday, September 24/25||8||Doubles||19:00 BST||14:00 ET||14:00 ET||04:00 AEST|
|Sunday, September 25||9||Doubles||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|Sunday, September 25||10||Singles||13:00 BST||08:00 ET||08:00 ET||22:00 AEST|
|Sunday, September 25/26||11||Singles||19:00 BST||14:00 ET||14:00 ET||04:00 AEST|
|Sunday, September 25/26||12||Singles||19:00 BST||14:00 ET||14:00 ET||04:00 AEST|
Who is playing at the Laver Cup 2022?
Bjorn Borg is the captain of Team Europe 2022, with Thomas Enqvist as vice-captain. John McEnroe is captaining Team World 2022; Patrick McEnroe is his deputy.
Team Europe: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini (alternate)
Team World: Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Diego Schwartzman, Frances Tiafoe, Alex de Minaur, Jack Sock, Tommy Paul (alternate)
How to watch the Laver Cup 2022
|TV channel||Eurosport||Tennis Channel, fuboTV||–||–|
|Streaming||eurosport.co.uk, discovery+||Tennis Channel app, Tennis Channel Plus||TVA Sports||Stan Sport|