Tennis: Roger Federer retirement game: Best moments with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have mastered tennis together for more than 20 years.

The end of an era came on Friday as 41-year-old Federer played his last competitive match – a doubles competition in the Laver Cup 2022 with Nadal, 36, as a teammate.

Djokovic, 35, sat on the pitch Team Europe Bank, coached teammates Federer and Nadal several times.

Despite Nadal and Federer providing tennis with the greatest rivalry in the history of the sport, the mutual respect was evident throughout the night.

With Federer gone, Djokovic and Nadal will look to continue dominating men’s tennis for the next half decade.

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A dancing fan hands out RF shirts to the crowd

One of the best moments of Federer’s retirement match was when a fan started dancing and giving away.RF“Shirts to the crowd.

The fan previously spotted at the US OpenShe carried a dozen Nike Shirts from Federer’s “RF” clothing line.

He began taking them off one by one and throwing them to people around him while dancing madly to the music playing over the arena speakers.

The feral fan caught the eye of Federer and Nadal giggling while resting between sets.

Anna Wintour among the celebrities in attendance

Even if Federer’s retirement match wasn’t a high-profile event like that of Serena Williams‘ there was one tennis fan who wouldn’t have missed the match for the world.

Anna WintourEditor-in-Chief of American Vogue and Chief Content Officer of condition Nastwas present at Federer’s last match.

One of the most influential figures in fashion, Wintour, 72, loves tennis and attended Williams’ retirement game earlier this year.

Hugh Grant, JK Rowlingand Bill and Melinda Gates were among the other celebrities who were in attendance.

Djokovic trains Federer, Nadal

The match was filled with excitement and drama as it went to the endjack sock and Frances Tiafoe gave team world the victory.

Perhaps the biggest moments of the night came as Nadal and Federer went to the bench between sets.

Djokovic kept coaching them, with Nadal showing his passion for the game as he acknowledged the criticism.

The ‘Big 3’ era in tennis may be over, but Federer is leaving the sport in big hands, including teammates Nadal, Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Kasper Ruudand opponents tiafoe.

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