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After 24 years on the ATP Tour, with 20 Grand Slam titles and 103 tournament wins worldwide to his name, Roger Federer will play his final professional match on Friday night.

The event was created by Tony Godsick and was created to pit teams of 6 against each other. It will be the first time in history that the Big Four will all play at the same time. We will have live updates throughout the game.

Waiting to begin

Team Europe pre-match rituals.@rogerfederer x @RafaelNadal #LaverCup pic.twitter.com/Y15uS9yPHi

— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 23, 2022

Due to the lengthy battle between Andy Murray and Alex de Minaur in the first match of the night, Andy Murray and Nadal had to wait longer than expected to play. The delay provided an opportunity for some truly epic moments between the two legends as they watched each other from the backstage area.

Federer and Nadal are *this* invested in Murray's fate as they prepare for their doubles match. #LaverCup pic.twitter.com/RkaYliOmqu

— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 23, 2022

Prepping for the last time

I've done this thousands of times, but this one feels different. Thank you to everybody who's coming tonight. pic.twitter.com/lmPWTNzjbn

— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 23, 2022

The history of #TeamFedal

This is the second time that the two men have played doubles together. They faced Jack Sock and Sam Querrey at the inaugural Laver Cup.

During the event, he revealed that he and Nadal only practiced together once. They both won their singles matches earlier in the day but the duo still won the match. There were many highlight-worthy points and many more laughs.

The partnership was something Nadal had been wanting to do for a long time.

It's a huge honor to have Roger next to me, and something I wanted to do at some point. The ideal day to make that happen was today.

Federer's farewell

After revealing that his recovery from his knee surgery wouldn't be as good as he had hoped, the tennis player decided to retire.

The career of one of the greatest men's tennis players of all time is over. He won eight Wimbledon titles, six Australian Opens, five US Opens and one French Open title.

To my tennis family and beyond,With Love,

Roger pic.twitter.com/1UISwK1NIN

— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022

The 41-year-old, who says he hopes to play exhibition matches in the future and has promised to stay close to tennis, said on Thursday he was looking forward to playing with Nadal.

It's really special playing with him. It doesn't feel the same." It has been an amazing experience to walk out on the court and play with some of the greatest players of all time. It's going to be great to be able to do that again. I will try my hardest. I hope to do well. It will be difficult but I will enjoy it.

He said he cannot wait.

"After all we shared together on and off the court, to be part of this historic moment is going to be something amazing, unforgettable for me," he stated.

The Big Four together

For the first time in the history of the tournament, there are five players.

They have won 66 Grand Slam titles and played in many Grand Slam finals.

heading to dinner with some friends @RafaelNadal @andy_murray @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/2oYR3hnGaZ

— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 22, 2022

It was nice to have them on his side.

He said he was excited to have them on his team and not have to play against them.

Murray was supposed to play on Friday before the doubles match.

"I think the atmosphere is going to be incredible, playing in the night session is going to be really special," he said.

Can Team World break through?

Team Europe, led by Bjorn Borg, have won all four previous editions against Team World.

Europe routed Team World 14-1 last year and went into the match as the favorite.

McEnroe knows he's under pressure to perform but says there may be a window of opportunity with the likes of Felix Auger-Aliassime in his line up.

"Bjorn's got a dream team, but you've got Roger announcing his retirement, Andy struggling to get back to as healthy as before and Rafa's wife expecting a baby, so that gives us some hope."

Open arms for Team World on #LaverCup Open Practice Day pic.twitter.com/CHDN6plwyK

— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 22, 2022

Laver Cup 101

Each day consists of four matches, three singles and one doubles, with each win earning one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday. A deciding fifth match will be played if the first team to 13 points is the winner.

The third set is a 10-point tiebreak.