Roger Federer will step onto the court for the last time on Friday, September 23, when he plays doubles with Rafael Nadal. The Laver Cup will be broadcast live on DirecTV (free trial) and fuboTV (free trial).
It was a huge collection of tennis luminaries sharing the black covered hard court for a Laver Cup doubles practice session on Thursday, 66 Grand Slam titles between them, a group collectively dubbed the Big Four: Federer and Nadal in one network side; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on the other.
This team event founded by his management company marks the end of Federer’s career, and his last match will be on Friday night alongside rival Nadal for Team Europe against Frances Tiafoe’s World Team doubles pair. and Jack Sock.
“I’m not sure I can handle it all. But I’ll try,” the 41-year-old Federer said of his sure-to-be-emotional on-court farewell after 20 major championships, a total of 103 tournament titles and hundreds of weeks as No. 1 in nearly a quarter-century as professional tennis player
“Sitting here,” Federer said Thursday at a team news conference, with Nadal, 36, to his left and Djokovic and Murray, both 35, a couple of seats below him to his right, “feels ok i go first. of the boys It feels good.
Federer is ending his playing days after a series of operations on his right knee. He has not competed since a Wimbledon quarter-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz in July 2021.
When does Roger Federer play?
Roger Federer will play doubles with Rafael Nadal on Friday, September 23 at the Laver Cup. The doubles match is scheduled for 1 pm (2 pm ET). Play in the event begins at 7am (8am ET).
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The game will be streamed live on fuboTV, which is offering a free trial. The most basic plan is the “fubo standard” package, which comprises over 121 channels for $69.99 per month. Like all alternatives to cutting the cord, there are many options, especially for sports. It comes with 1000+ hours of cloud-based DVR and up to 10 screens at a time.
Will it be televised?
Roger Federer’s final match will be televised on The Tennis Channel.
Associated Press contributed to this report.