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Rafael Nadal Tears Up Next To Roger Federer After His Final Professional Tennis Match at Laver Cup 2022

Roger Federer sheds tears after his final match during the 2022 Laver Cup at The O2 Arena on September 23, 2022 in London, England.

The 41-year-old tennis star announced he was retiring from the sport just last week, and that the competition game, between Team Europe and Team World would be his last.

Teammate Rafael Nadal, and a few others on the team, were even seen crying over it being Roger‘s last match.

Following the doubles match, Roger also got support from his wife, Mirka, and their children, Myla, Charlene, Leo and Lenny Federer.

Speaking with press after the game, Roger said it had been “a wonderful day. I told the guys I’m happy, I’m not sad. It feels great to be here, and I enjoyed tying my shoes one more time, and everything was the last time.”

“Funny enough, with all the matches, and having the guys, and being here with fans, family and friends – I didn’t feel the stress so much, even though I did think something was going to go. Pop a calf, or lock my back or something. I’m so happy to make it through, the match was great, I couldn’t be happier. It’s been wonderful,” he added.

Roger then spoke about his legacy in tennis: “I was just happy to play tennis, and spend time with my friends really, and it ends here. It has been a perfect journey and I would do it all over again.”

“It’s been great. It’s been so much fun. It’s been amazing.”

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Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Wimbledon Over Injury, Sends Nick Kyrgios to First Grand Slam Final

Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from Wimbledon after suffering an injury.

The 36-year-old tennis star – who is currently ranked fourth in the world in men’s singles tennis – was supposed to take on Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the semi-finals this week.

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Rafael Nadal Goes Shirtless During a Yacht Day with Wife Xisca Perello & Friends

Rafael Nadal enjoyed a fun day on a yacht earlier this month and new photos have emerged!

Shortly after his win at the French Open, the 36-year-old tennis player was seen recharging on a yacht with his friends and family, including wife Mery “Xisca” Perello, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Now, Rafael is playing at Wimbledon and he won his first grass-court match in three years during an exhibition match on Wednesday (June 22).

“It has been a while without playing on grass,” Nadal said (via BBC). His chronic foot injury had left his Wimbledon prospects in doubt, but it looks like he’ll be playing!

“I am older now – I can’t manage to play so many matches,” Nadal said after the exhibition match. “For me it is perfect to play a couple of matches here before Wimbledon starts. That helps me to feel at least some competition before Wimbledon.”

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Rafael Nadal Confirms He & Wife Mery 'Xisca' Perello Are Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order for Rafael Nadal and Mery “Xisca” Perelló!

Following early reports, the 36-year-old tennis champion and his 33-year-old wife confirmed the happy news that they are expecting their first child together.

Rafael made the announcement during a press conference on Friday (June 17) in Palma de Mallorca, as well as revealing more about his career plans.

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Rafael Nadal & Wife Mery 'Xisca' Perello Expecting First Child! (Report)

Tennis star Rafael Nadal and his wife Mery “Xisca” Perello are reportedly expecting their first child together!

The pair – who have been together for over a decade – got married in 2019 and you can see their wedding photos right here!

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Rafael Nadal Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Returning from Abu Dhabi Exhibition Match

Rafael Nadal has tested positive for COVID-19 after playing an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.

The 35-year-old tennis star announced the news on Twitter on Monday (December 20).

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Novak Djokovic & Rafael Nadal Played An Epic Four-Hour Tennis Match During French Open 2021

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal just finished one of the wildest games of tennis ever at the 2021 French Open in Paris on Friday night (June 11).

The two tennis stars went head to head for a spot in the single finals, which kick off tomorrow.

During their four set match, Novak bested Rafael 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), and then 6-2.

The third match between Novak and Rafael lasted for an amazing 97 minutes, and the total time they were on the court added up to four hours and 11 minutes.

“Just one of these nights and matches that you will remember forever,” Novak shared after the match with press.

He added, “Definitely the best match that I was part of ever in Roland Garros, for me, and (one of the) top three matches that I ever played in my entire career — considering quality of tennis, playing my biggest rival on the court where he has had so much success and has been the dominant force in the last 15-plus years. And the atmosphere, which was completely electric.”

Novak will go on to play Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals.

Check out over 60+ pictures of the epic match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the 2021 French Open

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