IN IMAGES, IN PHOTOS. Farewells and tears… Roger Federer’s last match with his rival Rafael Nadal

It was his last performance. As a symbol, it was on the court of the O2 Arena in London where Roger Federer played his last match. A court where he experienced many joys during the ATP Masters, which he won six times during his career. This Friday, September 23, 2022, on the occasion of a double with Rafael Nadal during the Laver Cupthe Swiss lost the last game of his career.

An anecdotal outcome because the essential was elsewhere. The tribute paid to the Swiss, his sports legend, and Rafael Nadal’s tears at the end of the match made this beautiful evening worth the detour. We invite you to relive this last of the Swiss in images with the best photographs of the evening.

Roger Federer’s farewell party in pictures

It was in a packed O2 Arena that Roger Federer said goodbye to tennis.

It was at a packed O2 Arena in London that Roger Federer played his last match. | PHOTO: DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS

As he entered the court during the team introductions, Roger Federer was cheered by the British crowd present in great numbers.

Roger Federer as he enters the O2 Arena. | PHOTO: DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS

Before his doubles match with Rafael Nadal, the Swiss did not hesitate to support Andy Murray for a long time, who was playing singles against Alex De Minaur.

Roger Federer with Stefanos Tsitsipas. | PHOTO: DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS

For his last match, it was with Rafael Nadal that the Swiss took to the court in a double count for the Laver Cup.

Roger Federer, all smiles, with Rafael Nadal at the start of the match. | PHOTO: ANDREW BOYERS/REUTERS

Despite several strokes of genius, the Spaniard and Swiss lost. | PHOTO: ANDREW BOYERS/REUTERS

The two players often encouraged each other. | PHOTO: GLYN KIRK / AFP

Roger Federer spent a lot of time chatting with Rafael Nadal during his double. | PHOTO: ANDREW BOYERS/REUTERS

During the match, Roger Federer was able to show that he hadn’t lost any of his talent… and improvised a few more strokes of genius.

The Swiss during his match. | PHOTO GLYN KIRK / AFP

Against the Americans Sock and Tiafoe, Roger Federer was able to show that he had not lost any of his net knowledge. | PHOTO: ANDY LLUVIA/EPA/MAXPPP

After the game, the Swiss broke down in tears in the arms of his team. A moment of emotion also marked by the tears of Rafael Nadal.

The moment of the evening with a Roger Federer and a Rafael Nadal moved to tears. | PHOTO: GLYN KIRK / AFP

The emotion of the Swiss after his match. | PHOTO: GLYN KIRK / AFP

For fans of the Swiss, this last evening in the company of the Maestro will undoubtedly be an emotional moment.

Roger Federer gave a last goodbye to his public and his fans. | PHOTO: GLYN KIRK / AFP

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