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Match point: Roger Federer serves up an ace ahead of his swansong

The Swiss legend gives fans a host of iconic moments in London before his final match at the Laver Cup

This Friday night is going to be a very special one. You might want to rethink your time at the club or binging your favourite web series. There is really one thing to do tonight and that is watching Roger Federer’s final bow. And that’s just seeing one side of the story because it’s not who he’s playing against that’s the hot ticket, but who he’s playing with. It promises to be a fitting finale, one that FEDAL (Roger Federer + Rafael Nadal) fans will fondly remember, as the two legends team up to represent Team Europe in the men’s doubles of the Laver Cup. The duo will be facing America’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, representing Team World.

With the world waiting with bated breath for this one, Cosmo has been keeping an eye on the practice sessions, press conferences, and yes, the gala on the eve of the event. Watching these legends, along with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, look dapper in a black suit is surely a sight for sore eyes. 

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The highlights included a Big Four dinner date. For the uninitiated, this quartet of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray have 66 Grand Slam titles between them. Rivalry took a back seat as the four indulged in laughs and camaraderie and posed for an iconic selfie with London's famous Tower Bridge in the backdrop. 

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Seeing them look so sharp made us wish for a secret-agent movie that stars them all (Barry Sonnenfeld, are you listening?) And watching how Nadal and Federer look at each other made us wish that someone looked at us the same way. 

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Last, for now, Federer’s warm-up ahead of the gala was one for the ages. The Swiss legend was not seen playing tennis, but table tennis with Team World’s Diego Schwartzman. 

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As Federer brings the curtains down on a career that saw him win 20 Grand Slam titles and make him not just one of the greatest tennis players, but sportsperson of all time, we can’t wait to see that iconic backhand one last time at the London 02 arena tonight.