‘A Picture Worth 42 Slams’ – Tennis players and fans cry on Twitter as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal hold hands and shed tears

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The 2022 Laver Cup marked the end of an illustrious career for Roger Federer. The Swiss maestro has played regularly at the highest level since the beginning of this century. During this period, Federer managed to win 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Moreover, he also has many other great titles under his belt.

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His recent retirement announcement left all tennis fans emotional. Such has been the greatness of the former world number one over the years. His eye-catching displays were a treat for all tennis fans around the world. As Federer bid farewell to the sport, tennis fans couldn’t hold back their tears.

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Fans react as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal get emotional at 2022 Laver Cup

The two tennis legends were spotted sitting in their seats and were in tears after playing their last match together. Fans were also moved after watching them.

One of the fans said, ” It’s the end of an era. This is also where Nadal’s tears come from. With his friend gone, a part of him is also gone tonight. It was the most incredible time in the HISTORY of tennis. Fortunately, we were able to witness it. Thank you @rogerfederer!”

Also, another fan mentioned, “It’s great to see these guys playing their last game together. The sun is setting on some great careers. Simply awesome!!”

A Twitter user reacted by saying, “A picture is worth 42 slams, and that’s way more than 1000 words.”

After playing the last match of his career, Federer recognized everyone in the stadium. While doing so, Federer was spotted sobbing as he couldn’t hold back his tears. As the Swiss maestro bid farewell, fans reacted to his “Last Dance” during the tournament.

One of the fans said, “The whole world is crying!!”

Also, another Twitter user mentioned, “It was very emotional. Thank you Roger.”

Another fan sympathized with Federer saying: “He makes everyone cry with him.”

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Playing doubles with Rafael Nadal in his last Laver Cup match, Federer didn’t have an ideal end to his career. The duo went down fighting against Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

Tennis – Laver Cup – 02 Arena, London, Britain – September 23, 2022 Team Europe’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during their doubles match against Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe Action Images via Reuters/Dylan Martinez TPX IMAGES DU DAY

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal started the match in a dominant fashion, winning the first set 6-4. However, Sock and Tiafoe came back strong to tie the game winning the second set 7-6(2). In the game’s tiebreaker, Team World picked up points at crucial moments to win 11-9.

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Federer thanks his teammates

After the match, the Swiss maestro paid tribute to his teammates for making his “Last Dance” memorable. He said, “I’m so happy to have made it. The match was great. I couldn’t be happier. It was wonderful.

Moreover, he added, “And, of course, playing with Rafa [Nadal] on the same team and having the guys, everyone here, all the legends.

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Afterwards, he also thanked his wife Mirka and his parents for their contribution to his career. The Swiss maestro will now look to spend some quality time with his family after retiring from tennis.

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