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Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer: 'An important part of my life is leaving too'

Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer: ‘An important part of my life is leaving too’

CNN — When the end came neither Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal could hold back the tears. Perhaps it was the music that stirred the emotions, with British singer Ellie Goulding bringing a memorable night in London to a conclusion, or maybe it was the memories, and there are plenty of those shared between these …

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Roger Federer brings down curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer brings down curtain on his career with a defeat, but still dazzles alongside longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal

CNN — Roger Federer’s career may have ended in a defeat on Friday, but the five-minute standing ovation that followed was testament to the unique, indelible mark he left on the sport of tennis. The adulation of the crowd, seemingly endless rounds of applause and chants of “Roger, Roger, Roger,” reduced Federer to tears. “I’m …

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Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

Roger Federer pairs with Rafael Nadal in last match, falls in doubles at Laver Cup

LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport. Federer bid farewell Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that included 20 Grand Slam titles …

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Roger Federer takes to court for final time as storied career comes to a close

Roger Federer takes to court for final time as storied career comes to a close

CNN — After more than 1,500 matches, 103 singles titles and 20 grand slams, it is time for Roger Federer’s last dance. The tennis great will take to the court for the final time to play with longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal in a doubles match in the Laver Cup at London’s O2 Arena …

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Roger Federer to play doubles with Rafael Nadal in final competitive match

Roger Federer to play doubles with Rafael Nadal in final competitive match

Roger Federer will partner with Rafael Nadal, his oldest rival, when he plays the final professional match of his career at the Laver Cup in London on Friday. At Thursday’s draw, it was confirmed that Federer will join Nadal for Team Europe against the American pair of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock for Team World …

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Roger Federer admits feeling 'nervous' as he prepares for farewell doubles match at Laver Cup

Roger Federer admits feeling ‘nervous’ as he prepares for farewell doubles match at Laver Cup

Roger Federer said he will play just one doubles match at this weekend’s Laver Cup in what would be his last professional match. The 41-year-old Swiss star announced his impending retirement last week, having failed to recover sufficiently from his most recent knee operation to resume his career. At a news conference at London’s O2 …

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