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Laver Cup -- Roger Federer retires from tennis after playing the final match of his career

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LONDON — After 24 years on the ATP Tour, with 20 Grand Slam titles and 103 tournament wins worldwide to his name, Roger Federer played his final professional match on Friday night, when he partnered with his old rival Rafael Nadal in doubles at the fifth edition of the Laver Cup.

While he and Nadal ultimately lost the match to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, it was as entertaining as expected. Here's what happened: It's over — and this wasn't in the script.

Federer and Nadal had a match point at 9-8 in the deciding tiebreak but couldn't take it and Sock and Tiafoe win it 11-9. «It's been a wonderful day,» Federer said on the court after the match. «I said to the guys I'm not sad, I'm happy.

It feels like a celebration to me. It's exactly what I had hoped for.» It's not the fairytale ending but it doesn't matter. What a great match — and what a career for Federer. — Simon Cambers Team World triumphs in the doubles.

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