Roger Federer will give his last function in professional tennis in the Laver Cup doubles with Rafael Nadal: hour and TV

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will form the doubles team on the first day of the Laver Cup (Photo: Reuters)
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will form the doubles team on the first day of the Laver Cup (Photo: Reuters)

El O2 Arena de Londres will be the stadium that will remain forever in history to host one of the most significant events in tennis: Roger Federer will put a final point in his sports career in the first doubles duel of the Laver Cup in the company of another legend, Rafael Nadal. Los destacatos jugadores del Team Europe jugarán el cuarto partido del primer día del certamen de exhibição contra los norteamericanos Jack Sock y Frances Tiafoerepresentatives del Team World.

El horario de inicio pautado para este duelo estará asociado a la duración del enfrentamiento que previously mantendrá el británico Andy Murray contra el australiano Alex de Miñaur en el tercer juego del día. Se prevé que ese choque se desarrolle a las 19 de Londres (15hs de Argentina)por lo que His Majesty y Rafa they should appear sobre la cancha al menos una hora más tarde.

El representativo europeo ya está 2-0 arriba tras las victorias del noruego Casper Ruud ante Sock (6-4, 5-7 y 10-7) y el solidi triunfo del griego Stefanos Tsitsipas sobre el argentino Diego Schwartzman (6-2 and 6-1).

Cabe standar que los duelos son más cortos que los que habitualmente se desarrollan en el circuito profesional ya que le dan el punto al ganador de dos sets, aunque si hay igualdad en los dos primeros parciales se desarrolla un super tie break (es hasta 11). For example, The first two presentations of the day lasted 1 hour 50 minutes and 1 hour 17 minutes..

Es decir, la hipótesis es que Murray-De Miñaur should not extend more than two hours. En este contexto, Nadal-Federer vs Sock-Tiafoe It will be between 20.30 and 21.30 in London approximately (16.30 to 17.30 in Argentina).

Roger was present in the londinense stadium during the beginning of the action of this exhibition tournament that was born in 2017 thanks to his impulse. During the presentation of the teams, Federer jumped in the last place behind Tsitsipas, Murray, Ruud, Nadal and Novak Djokovic ganándose una imponente ovación de los miles de spectadores presentes.

Si bien strictamente será la despedida de His Majesty del tenis profesional, las estatíticas indicarán que el suizo de 41 años He played his last game in the circuit on July 7, 2021 when he Polish Hubert Hurkacz he won 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-0 in the quarter finals of Wimbledon, marking his first defeat in three sets at the All England Club in 19 years.

The training of the Big Four before the first round (Photo: Reuters)
The training of the Big Four before the first round (Photo: Reuters)

A más de un año de aquel sucesso, ya una semana del anuncio oficial de su despedida del tenisthe legendary player who trained with his teammates in the Laver Cup that has a particularity that is conformed by the recognized Big Four que dominó el circuito en las ultimas dos decasas.

The cursed knee injury prevented me from seeing the best version of Roger during the last years and he ended up forcing me to retire, but he tried to recover during the past months with the desire to return to Wimbledon or open Basel in his country. No logró mejorar y decizió dar un paso al costado en la Laver Cup que él mismo impulsó en el 2017 en Praga.

The last three years have presented challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. He trabajado duro para volver a mi mejor versión competitive. Pero también conozco las capacitas y los limits de mi cuerpo, y su mensaje hacia mi estaba claro. I am 41 years old. He played more than 1500 games in the last 24 years. El tenis me ha tratado más generosamente de lo que soñé, y ahora debo reconocer que es tiempo de terminar my competitive career”, he explained in the communique that went viral last week.

Winner of 103 singles titles, including 20 Grand Slams (8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open and 1 Roland Garros), the career of a tennis legend will close with 1251 victories and only 275 defeats. además de ostenar el record de lederar el ranking mundial a lo largo de 310 semanas (only surpassed by Djokovic, with 373).

Between January 2020, after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open, and July 2021, when he fell in Wimbledon, Roger barely jumped the court in 20 occasions, including a defeat in the first round of the ATP 250 de Suiza before the Spanish Pablo Andújar and two falls in the second part of the tournament in Doha and Halle.

Horario de inicio de la action del día: 19hs de Londres (Andy Murray vs. Alex de Miñaur)

Horarios de Latinoamérica: 15hs (Argentina – Uruguay – Chile) / 14hs (Venezuela – Paraguay – Bolivia) / 13hs (México – Colombia – Perú – Ecuador)

Approximate schedule of Federer’s party: 16.30 hs (Argentina – Uruguay – Chile) / 15.30 hs (Venezuela – Paraguay – Bolivia) / 14.30 hs (México – Colombia – Perú – Ecuador)

TV: ESPN 2

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