ROGER FEDERER, EVEN IN DEFEAT, GETS FITTING END TO STORIED CAREER

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The 25 year professional career of Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, came to a close, after his 1,750th competitive match across singles and doubles, on an emotional night at the Laver Cup at the 02 Arena in London.

The 41 year old, former world number one, received a long ovation after walking off court, for the final time before retiring as a professional.

A cheerful Federer waved goodbye to professional tennis, after teaming up with fellow great Rafael Nadal to play doubles against the American pair of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, in the annual team event, between Europe and the rest of the world.

Despite Federer not having played competitively for over a year, the pushed Sock and Tiafoe, before losing 4-6, 7-6, 11-9.