FEDERER-NADAL. All eyes are on London. Friday, September 23, the two monsters of world tennis, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, play what will be the last match of the Swiss career. Where to watch it? At what time ? We take stock.
[Mis à jour le 23 septembre 2022 à 21h00] Federer and Nadal, side by side for a double that promises to be historic. The poster for the Laver Cup, Friday September 23, 2022, has something to excite even the most reluctant. But that’s not all ! In addition to the fact that two tennis monsters are preparing to play a match together, it will be above all the last meeting of his career for the Swiss Roger Federer who will retire in stride. The atmosphere promises to be electric in London.
Question: where to watch Federer and Nadal? What about the hour? If the match is available on the antennas of beIn Sports, it will also be commented on our live. As for the schedule of the match Federer-Nadal vs Sock-Tiafoe, it depends above all on the time at which the previous meeting which started around 8 p.m. will end. To get an idea all the same, things drag on, a start of the match around 11 p.m. is possible.
Federer’s last match, “a very sad moment”, for Nadal
Five years ago, the images of the double Federer-Nadal were particularly grandiose, this Friday September 23, 2022, they will go down in history. Roger Federer, 41, will therefore play his final match alongside the one who was his pet peeve, but who has since become a friend: the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, 36. Facing them, the Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. Asked about the last match of the Swiss, Rafael Nadal did not hide his emotions. “It’s a very sad moment,” the Spaniard told Eurosport on Thursday. And to continue, fatalistic: “But that’s how it is. It’s life and the only thing I wish for him is a lot of happiness. Really, all the happiness in the world in all the things he will do .”
The setting for Roger Federer’s der des ders, the O2 Arena in London will host the match this Friday, September 23 from around 11 p.m. (or even later in the event that the previous match goes into extra time). If we are far from a Grand Slam match, the pressure should still be there on the court. “Honestly, it’s going to be complicated to manage,” admitted Rafael Nadal, while Roger Federer confided, Thursday, not knowing “if [il sera] capable of handling everything”. And Rafael Nadal added: “We’ll see how things evolve, but I hope to help him in one way or another to make this last one a special moment.”
Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe will therefore have the honor of facing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Asked at a press conference, the first named said he hoped not to spoil the Swiss party. “Obviously it’s going to be a more than iconic night. I’m happy to play this game with my friend Foe, by my side. We’re going to enjoy this moment, but we’re not going to hold back. Sorry, Roger. I don’t want to ruin the evening,” he said.
What time to follow the double of Federer and Nadal?
The exact time of the match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe depends on the end of the singles match between Andy Murray and Alex de Minaur which started at 8 p.m. The meeting could therefore start around 11 p.m.
On which channel to follow the Federer-Nadal match?
The Laver Cup doubles match and the entire Laver Cup will be broadcast live and in full on beIN Sports.