American Tennis News for 24 Sep 2022
Rafael Nadal, longtime rival and friend, was also weeping during an emotional retirement ceremony after final match Throughout the final week of Roger Federer's life as a professional tennis player,... he handled his emotions far better than he had envisioned. But at the end of his final match alongside his rival Rafael Nadal, a tense 4-6, 7-6 11-9 loss representing Team Europe against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at the Laver Cup in London's O2 Arena, the 41-year-old finally succumbed. As the tears began to fall, alongside him Nadal wept, too. After 18 years of meeting each other on the court, contesting some of the fiercest battles in the biggest finals around the world, they spent the final moments of Federer's career on the same side.
On Friday, Roger Federer played the last professional tennis match of his storied career at the Laver Cup. Here's what happened.
After knocking out top seed Daniil Medvedev in the previous round at the Moselle Open, Stan Wawrinka's stunning run of form continued with an epic 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) victory over Mikael Ymer to reach... the last four.
Tamara Korpatsch won the Budapest Open to claim the first WTA 125 title of her career, beating Viktoriya Tomova 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-0 in a final which lasted nearly three hours.
Novak Djokovic expressed his gratitude at being part of Roger Federer's "beautiful" farewell to professional tennis but admitted to being left with mixed emotions over the retirement of his rival.
Stan Wawrinka and Hubert Hurkacz missed out on a place in the Moselle Open final on Saturday as Lorenzo Sonego and Alexander Bublik advanced to the showpiece in Metz, France.
Roger Federer said seeing the emotions fromeveryone around him will stick with him forever, following his retirement from tennis at the Laver Cup. Federer admitted he doesn't quite know what is next... for him, and shared his delight at now having such a strong friendship with Nadal both on and off the court. 'I can call up Rafa and talk about anything. And I hope he feels the same way.' Tears, hugs and glory as Roger Federer finally bows out from tennis Roger Federer bids emotional farewell in doubles defeat alongside Rafael Nadal
Emma Raducanu was forced to retire due to injury during the Korea Open semifinals on Saturday, sending former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko to a championship clash against Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Rising teenager Zheng Qinwen continued her winning run at the Toray Pan Pacific tournament, beating the sole remaining seed Veronika Kudermetova. In the final, Zheng will face Liudmila Samsonova, who... overcame Zhang Shuai in her semifinal match.
Briton trailing 3-0 down in deciding set Jeļena Ostapenko will play Ekaterina Alexandrova in final Emma Raducanu missed out on a place in the Korea Open final as she was forced to retire through... injury in her semi-final. The 19-year-old Briton was trailing 4-6 6-3 3-0 to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in Seoul but was unable to complete the match.
Emma Raducanu retired in the third set of her Korea Open semi-final against Latvian top seed Jelena Ostapenko.
Swiss legend Roger Federer plans to say 'thank you' to his legions of fans across the world after retiring from professional tennis.
Roger Federer was in floods of tears despite tasting defeat in the final match of his professional career alongside his doubles partner Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London.
Britain's Dan Evans eases into the semi-finals of the San Diego Open after a comfortable win over France's Constant Lestienne.