Roger Federer reacts to Laver Cup Day 1 line-up

Retiring Roger Federer will play the final match of his illustrious career against his greatest rival and good friend Rafael Nadal at his O2 in London on Friday.

Federer and Nadal will face Jack Sock and Francis Tierfoe in doubles on day one of the 2022 Laver His Cup. Federer, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, announced his retirement from the sport last week.

He has been out of action since Wimbledon last year and has suffered several setbacks in his efforts to return to the pitch.

With 20 Grand Slam titles, six of his ATP Finals, 28 Masters 1000s, and a staggering 237 consecutive weeks at No. 1, Federer has a legacy that goes beyond numbers. But the 41-year-old realized he had run his own course.

Federer's announcement makes it clear he has already played his last singles match - against Hubert Furkatsu in last year's Wimbledon quarterfinals - where he lost in straight sets.

The three sets were the only time in 221 games (192-29) on the grass that Federer has held.

The 41-year-old will retire with an outstanding individual record of 1251-275-103 titles. Only Jimmy Connors has won more singles matches (1274) and singles titles (109) than Federer.

Federer will join his great rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at the O2 Arena, with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud also part of Team Europe.