The 20-time Grand Slam champion, 41, and Nadal, enjoying for Staff Europe, went down 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), Sept. 11 in opposition to Staff World’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
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“We’ll get by means of this in some way,” mentioned Federer whereas being interviewed on court docket at London’s O2 Enviornment by fellow Grand Slam winner Jim Courier.
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“It has been a beautiful day,” added the Swiss star, enjoying for the primary time since Wimbledon 2021 due to a knee damage.
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“I advised the fellows I am blissful, not unhappy. It feels nice to be right here. I loved tying my shoelaces another, each factor was the final time.
“I did not really feel the stress a lot although I believed perhaps one thing was going to go, like a calf, however the match was nice.
“Taking part in with Rafa and having all of the greats right here, all of the legends, thanks.”
Having paid tribute to his spouse and oldsters for his or her help, Federer added: “It does really feel like a celebration…It has been an incredible journey.”