Emotional Roger Federer wishes to ‘go on forever’ as he prepares to retire from tennis
A historic night of tennis awaits in London as Roger Federer bids farewell to the sport and plays the final match of his career against Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup. Federer, arguably the greatest tennis champion of all time, retired from the sport at the age of 41, the moment the sport and his rivals gathered at the O2 Arena.
Federer’s desire to play one last match with his great rival Nadal was granted, and Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were also given a special opportunity to compete for Team Europe. Lost all four previous editions of a match play style event against Worlds.
Three singles matches will be played before tonight’s doubles. Casper Ruud beat Jack Sock 6-4, 5-7 (10-7) in his opening match of the day, while Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 to lead Europe. doubled his.
However, the match was overshadowed by bizarre climate change protests in which a man wearing a T-shirt reading “End UK Private Jets” set his arm on fire on the court.
Murray then takes on Alex De Minaur and the Swiss puts an end to his legendary career before the eyes of the world turn their attention to Federer for the last time. Follow us for live updates from day one of the Laver Cup below.
Laver Cup 2022: Andy Murray 6-5 Alex De Minaur*
Murray raises his fist and snarls at Federer and his teammates after clearing an overhead, but much like the previous point, he nets quite limply with his forehand.
Back to Deuce – Neither player holds easily. Finally a great hand from Murray. He then picked up an enthusiastic response from De Minaur as the Australian entered the net. De Minaur scored again and Murray showed signs of relief once again. He appeared in 6 games.
Jamie Braidwood20:25, September 23, 2022
Laver Cup 2022: *Andy Murray 5-5 Alex De Minaur
It’s almost an hour and we’re heading into a very long opening set. Those waiting for Federer’s final bout may need to push the schedule back a bit…
De Minaur keeps calm and Murray will see if he can get the Australian’s serve to stay in the set again.
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 23, 2022 20:18
Laver Cup 2022: Andy Murray 5-4 Alex De Minaur*
Murray is able to work his way up in the next service game, and the serve once again takes him out of some hassle. However, he fails to clear the overheads at the net and De Minaur leads him to a deuce.
De Minaur went long from the return, but Murray put 1 long from inside the baseline. Murray will come out this time. From the baseline he outlasts De Minaur and is in front again.
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 23, 2022 20:13
Laver Cup 2022: *Andy Murray 4-4 Alex De Minaur
The match gets a little more real at some crappy points, but Murray can drag Deuce back with a De Minaur serve. The Australian still struggles to put Murray away, but Murray bids the time and unleashes his crosscourt with a stunning forehand winner!
Back on deuce, De Minaur throws a tight double fault but responds with three aces. well done.
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 23, 2022 20:05
Laver Cup 2022: Andy Murray 4-3 Alex De Minaur*
After coming up with the serve he needed to break out of 15-30, Murray found an angled forehand to seal the hold and gain the upper hand in the match. He returns to his bench as a much happier man.
Jamie BraidwoodSep 23, 2022 19:57
Laver Cup 2022: *Andy Murray 3-3 Alex De Minaur
From that magical moment, De Minaur scored two goals after some clean plays from Murray. That brought him three breaks his points and Murray takes first! He yells at Federer, Nadal and Djokovic! great stuff.
Jamie BraidwoodSep 23, 2022 19:52
Laver Cup 2022: Andy Murray 2-3 Alex De Minaur*
Incredible from Murray! I can’t believe he got those points! After running around from De Minaur, chasing right and left, sending out lobs, he returned to the point, lobbing the Australian with his trademark topspin and pulling away with an overhead volley at the net! I stopped and stared at all his benches, friends and rivals.
Jamie BraidwoodSep 23, 2022 19:51
Laver Cup 2022: Andy Murray 2-3 Alex De Minaur*
Murray will need a more powerful direct attack to defeat De Minor. The Australian is happy to play on the back foot, but that’s what Murray does with a good forehand to the corner.
Jamie BraidwoodSep 23, 2022 19:46
Laver Cup 2022: *Andy Murray 1-3 Alex De Minaur
It’s better than Murray. Despite being 40-0 down on the Australian’s serve, he has added power to his stroke on the ground and has had some success against the De Minaurs. Murray returns to deuce while Deminuer struggles with some balls in the middle of the court.
winner! There is a flash of “Mon!” Murray dodges De Minaur with his backhand and the European bench goes up! Murray thinks he sliced the line down with his backhand, but it’s out.
Thanks to the Netcord, the Deminor can wriggle its body.
Jamie BraidwoodSep 23, 2022 19:42
Laver Cup 2022: Andy Murray 1-2 Alex De Minaur*
Surrounded by the European team, Murray made his way to the bench after getting on the board and several balls from De Minaur strayed far from the baseline. Nadal leans back and offers a word or two of advice. It brings an element of charm to everything.
Jamie BraidwoodSep 23, 2022 19:35