Pictures of tennis rivals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal crying after combining for Team Europe in a doubles match in London went viral on social media.
Tearful tennis star ends his remarkable career with an agonising doubles defeat alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London.
Roger Federer has admitted that his battles with a knee problem forced him to call time on a historic career that earned him a reputation as one of the most elegant players the game has ever seen.
Roger Federer, who is regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket, says he will retire after next week's Laver Cup in London.
Alexander Zverev has not played since June after undergoing surgery to fix damaged ankle ligaments following an injury he suffered during his French Open semi-final against Rafa Nadal.
The Spaniard had plenty in the tank in his match against Frances Tiafoe, sprinting to drop shots, pounding forehands and coolly holding serve in the tense fifth set.
Fifth seed Ons Jabeur dominates semi-final against Caroline Garcia, winning 6-1, 6-3 in just 1hr 6min. In another semi-final, No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek beats No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
"I can't believe it. He is definitely one of the greatest of all time," said Frances Tiafoe after beating 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner announced her forthcoming retirement from tennis three weeks ago.
World number one Daniil Medvedev and fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat their American rivals Taylor Fritz and John Isner to reach the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open.
Nadal had not played a competitive match since pulling out of his Wimbledon semi-final against Kyrgios due to injury in early July.
The US tennis great says she is ready to step away from the sport so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests.
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