After the ball of his last match, Roger Federer could not hold back his tears, nor could his team-mate of one evening, Rafael Nadal, also caught up by the emotion of the moment.
Stressed before the final match of his career, Switzerland was able to let his emotions speak and shed a lot of tears at the moment of becoming officially an ex-tennis player.
The picture is striking. Two opponents, who fueled one of the biggest rivalries in the history of the sport, holding their sobs hand in hand, reports L’EQUIPE.
The evening was going to be tough for Roger Federer, who came to bow out on Friday night during a double of his Laver Cup.
But it was also true of the man he had chosen as his partner, Rafael Nadal. The Swiss and the Spaniard, who have faced each other 40 times on the circuit, ended the first team’s career on the same emotion.