11 incredible photos from Roger Federer's emotional farewell to tennis

Roger Federer.
Roger Federer.Reuters/Andrew Boyers
  • Roger Federer played his final ever tennis match on Friday at the Laver Cup.

  • The occasion was an emotional one for him, his colleagues, his family, and his fans.

  • Here are 11 of the most stunning photos from the night.

Federer teamed up with Rafael Nadal for his last ever match.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe interact during the doubles match between Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe of Team World and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were all smiles during their doubles match.Getty/Clive Brunskill

The pair lost, but Federer still put on a showcase for the fans.

Team Europe's Roger Federer in action against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe on day one of the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena, London.
Classic Federer.Getty/John Walton

Which cheered his every shot.

Team Europe's Roger Federer in action against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe on day one of the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena, London.
Roger Federer.Getty/John Walton

Come the end, the Swiss star couldn't contain his emotions.

Switzerland's Roger Federer sheds a tear after playing his final match, a doubles with Spain's Rafael Nadal of Team Europe against USA's Jack Sock and USA's Frances Tiafoe of Team World in the 2022 Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London, early on September 24, 2022. - Roger Federer brings the curtain down on his spectacular career in a "super special" match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.
Roger Federer.Getty/Glyn Kirk

There were plenty of tears.

Roger Federer of Team Europe shows emotion following their final match during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena.
Roger Federer.Getty/Clive Brunskill

Including from Nadal.

Roger Federer of Team Europe shows emotion alongside Rafael Nadal following their final match during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal.Getty/Julian Finney

Two tennis legends.

Roger Federer of Team Europe speaks with Rod Laver following their final match during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena.
Roger Federer, Rod Laver.Getty/Clive Brunskill

Federer thanked his wife, Mirka, in his post-match speech.

Roger Federer of Team Europe shows emotion as they embrace Partner, Mirka Federer the crowd following their final match during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena.
Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka.Getty/Clive Brunskill

As well as his fellow players.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic.
What a team.Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Who then lifted him in the air.

Switzerland's Roger Federer is given the bumps by teammates after playing his final match, a doubles with Spain's Rafael Nadal of Team Europe against USA's Jack Sock and USA's Frances Tiafoe of Team World in the 2022 Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London, early on September 24, 2022. - Roger Federer brings the curtain down on his spectacular career in a "super special" match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.
Roger Federer was lifted in the air by the rest of Team Europe after his match.Getty/Glyn Kirk

Before he said a final farewell to his fans.

Roger Federer of Team Europe shows emotion as they acknowledge the crowd following their final match during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena.
Roger Federer waves to the crowd at the O2 Arena.Getty/Clive Brunskill

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