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Roger Federer arrives in London for Laver Cup 2022.

Twenty Grand Slam champion Roger Federer arrived in London on Sunday for the Laver Cup, his last tournament as a professional tennis player. The Swiss tennis star announced his retirement from league tennis last Thursday, saying the upcoming Laver Cup in September would be his last Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) event as a player. The tennis legend is expected to ring in his final farewell on September 22 with a practice session with Team Europe. At the official event, which will be held from September 23 to 25, he will compete alongside other tennis greats – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, as well as world number one Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Federer took to Twitter to announce his retirement via letter. He won 103 ATP singles titles and a total of 1,251 matches during his illustrious career. Federer has also won 20 Grand Slam titles, including a record eight Wimbledon titles in men’s singles.

“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event. I will of course play more tennis in the future, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour. This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything from the tour .” has given me. But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the happiest people on the planet,” Roger Federer wrote in his retirement letter.

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The Europe team will compete for the title against Team World, led by John McEnroe. McEnroe’s team also includes big names like Diego Schwartzman, Alex de Minaur, Frances Tiafoe, Jack Sock, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz. Tommy Paul has recently been selected as a deputy for the team.

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