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Watch Roger Federer receive emotional welcome with Rafael Nadal for Laver Cup farewell doubles match

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Roger Federer received an emotional welcome he will always remember alongside his great friend and rival Rafael Nadal for their Laver Cup farewell doubles match.

The Swiss superstar is to bow out from competitive tennis after the doubles rubber against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe and the world of sport watched on as he walked out to a rousing reception.

Ad The ovation was spine-tingling as the 41-year-old strode out on court alongside Nadal for the hotly-anticipated match on Friday night at the O2 Arena in London.

Laver CupFederer enters the court for the last match of his careerAN HOUR AGO Earlier on Eurosport, Federer sat down with Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray shortly before the tournament got underway and gave his thoughts about the big occasion. “I am happy they are going to have more battles,” Federer told Eurosport. “I’m going to be watching from the couch or the bed, wherever, so it’s going to feel good. “I’m happy to go first because I am the oldest of the bunch.

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