Laver Cup 2022 Live Updates: Tennis legend Roger Federer final professional match got underway as he teamed up with Rafael Nadal for Team Europe to take on Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in a doubles match in the Laver Cup. Nadal and Federer took the first set 6-4 after breaking Tiafoe’s serve in the 10th game. Federer had last week announced the Laver Cup would be his final professional tournament. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, dogged by a knee injury, has not played since the 2021 Wimbledon quarter-finals and last week announced his retirement at the age of 41. The Swiss great has enjoyed a storied rivalry with the Spaniard over nearly two decades and together they have won 42 Grand Slam singles titles in a golden era for the men’s game. The pair played 40 times, including in nine Grand Slam finals, with Nadal holding a 24-16 winning record, but this time they will be on the same side of the net in the Ryder Cup-style event. The six-strong Team Europe also includes Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — the other two members of the so-called “Big Four” — in a fitting climax to Federer’s career.
Here are the LIVE Updates of Laver Cup 2022 match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe
03:44 – That was close!
Sock-Tiafoe survive. They save multiple break points before Federer’s double errors.
03:38 – Tiafoe-Sock break Nadal-Federer early in second set
Tiafoe and Sock get the early break. Nadal pulled it back from 0-40 to 30-40, but the American pair kept their cool. They lead 2-1.
03:31 – Novak going absolutely crazy
Novak Djokovic was in awe of that rally. Relentless stuff from Nadal to force an error from Tiafoe, who hits the net.
03:39 – Federer maintains the intensity
Federer holds his serve in the first game of the second set. Tiafoe struggling with his forehand.
03:24 – And there it is, the first break. Fedal take the first set
Tiafoe fails to holds his serve mainly due to a series of errors, and some fine net-play by Nadal and Federer. Team Europe take the first set 6-4.
03-19 – Fedal survive scare, save a break point
Nadal holds his serve as he and Federer save a break point. Tiafoe to serve and hope to keep his team alive in the set.
03:09 AM – Wait for the first break continues
Despite some hiccups, Federer holds his serve and Team Europe now lead 4-3. Sock to serve up next.
03:00 AM – Nadal hols his serve again
Nadal struggles with his first serve but he holds his serve, somehow. Some good points won by Federer on the net.
02:52 AM – Federer holds his serve
Federer also holds his serve. A few net points, a vicious ace and an error from Tiafoe. 40-30
02:45 AM – Nadal holds serve. Team Europe lead 1-0
Nadal holds his serve. Team Europe take an early 1-0 lead. Tiafoe to serve next for Team World.
02:43 AM – The match is underway
The action begins after a long wait. Nadal to serve first.
02:23 AM – The Calm before the storm
Roger Federer’s final match will start shortly. He and Rafael Nadal face Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
02:18 AM – De Minaur beats Andy Murray
Alex de Minaur beats Andy Murray 6-7, 6-3, 10-7. Team Europe lead 2-1 on Day 1.
01:59 AM – De Minaur takes the second set
Alex de Minaur takes the second set 6-3 against Murray. Off to the decider
01:12 AM – Murray wins first set
Murray takes the first set 7-5, after almost an hour of tennis. Relentless stuff from both players. Advantage Team Europe.
12:51 AM – Murray taking on De Minaur
Andy Murray of Team Europe is currently taking on Team World’s Alex de Minaur. He leads the Australia 6-5 in the first set.
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