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. Tiafoe-Sock broke Nadal-Federer early in the second set, but the dynamic duo broke back to level proceedings. 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
04:37 – Tiafoe-Sock take the second set
The American pair takes the second set after tie break. Match to be decided in tiebreak.
04:28 – Second set goes to tiebreak!
Sock holds his serve as he and Tiafoe save a break point to level things. Off to the tiebreak.
04:23 – That was a marathon game as Nadal holds
Nadal and Federer save seven break points to take a 6-5 lead in the second set. Sock to serve next as Team Europe looks to stay in the match.
04:10 – Tiafoe holds and makes it 5-5
Team World are not done yet. Tiafoe holds his serve as Sock hammers this smash.
04:06 – Federer holds his serve, could be his last!
Federer holds his serve. This might be the last time he serves in his professional career. Tiafoe to serve and keep his team alive in the match.
03:54 – FEDAL BREAK BACK!!
Nadal and Federer break back after a controversial decision from the chair umpire. However, the replayed showed that Tiafoe did made the double contact from his racquet.
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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