INCIDENT IN LONDON A fan ran onto the court and CAME ON FIRE in front of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer /VIDEO/

We have never seen anything like this on tennis courts.

In the second part of the Laver Cup, in which the teams of Europe and the world met, an unusual situation happened.

Namely, a fan came down from the stands, sat on the concrete and lit a fire, so the match was stopped for a few minutes.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman were meeting when it happened, and an unknown man also set himself on fire.

Roger Federer has been a central topic in the tennis world for days due to his farewell.

The Laver Cup is an opportunity to say goodbye to playing tennis, and it is also the last moment when we will see him, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as active players at a tennis tournament.

No doubt there will be many comeback matches when they all retire, they marked not just an era, but the entire history of tennis as the most successful trio. That is why this day has a special importance.

When playing

The organizer of the Laver Cup has set the dates and pairings for the first day of the competition, so Roger Federer will say goodbye to active tennis by playing a doubles match with Rafael Nadal.

On the first day of the competition, on Friday, September 23, Kasper Rudd (who will represent Europe) and Jack Sock (the World team) will be on the field from 1 p.m. first. The program continues with the meeting between Stefanos Tsitsipas (Europe) and Diego Schwartzman (World), and Andy Marie and Alex De Minaur will take to the field in the night session from 19:00.

When the Briton and the Australian finish their match, Federer and Nadal will take to the concrete court in London to play against the American pair Jack Sock/Francis Tiafoe. Federer decided some time ago that the Laver Cup will be the last competition of his career after he was sidelined with an injury for more than a year. All the great tennis names of this century will be present at the grand parade, while there will be many legends of the “white” sport in the stands so that Federer can see off his retirement in the right way.

Novak’s word

– I am grateful for the unique opportunity to be on the same field with my biggest rivals and legends of this sport. This is a moment I will remember forever. Thanks to the Laver Cup for making it possible for the four of us to come together. I am looking forward to the coming days where we will enjoy excellent tennis and celebrate the extraordinary career of Federer – said Novak.

Novak Djokovic was emotional at the conference.

– This is a different feeling for me than usual in these kinds of tournaments. Usually we don’t talk much off the field like here in this unique competition, I had the honor to play once four years ago and these are unforgettable moments. Especially last summer at dinner, the atmosphere and chemistry in this team will help us to play well, but also to get to know each other as we usually don’t have time – Djokovic said, Federer continued.

Rafa’s word

– It was a friendly rivalry. At certain moments it was not easy because we were playing for such important things in our tennis careers, but at the same time we were able to recognize that personal relationships are more important and better than professional success.

Nadal could not escape from the question about the end of his career.

– It will be difficult, first of all for Roger, no doubt, but also for me. Finally, one of, if not the most important player in my tennis career is leaving. I don’t need to listen to the news to know I’m close to retirement, it’s the normal cycle of life, it’s nothing new, history always repeats itself. This time it’s us, now one of the most important perhaps and the most important player in the history of sports. One of the players with a super long career, we had a lot of success. When you leave you always miss something, personally it’s very sad news – said Nadal.


Roger Federer

Federer’s word

– I don’t want to mess around, I know my limitations. I asked Bjorn (Team Europe captain) if I could play one doubles on Friday night. Then comes Matteo (Beretini) – said Federer and added:

– It is clear that the best thing would be to play doubles here with Nadal, because it was a really great rivalry. I’m quite nervous because I haven’t played for a long time, but I’m looking forward to the tournament – said the Swiss.

Then he revealed why London is the last place where the “tennis God” will play the last tournament of his career.

– The Laver Cup will be my last tournament. It feels good. I think it’s a wonderful place. I will have Bjorn Borg as my captain, you can imagine how much that means to me. It’s really special to do all this here in London, the city where I won two Masters Finals and eight Wimbledons. This city and the fans have given me a lot, so I thought it was appropriate to end here – said Federer.

Photo: Ella Ling / Shutterstock Editorial / Profimedia

Photo: Ella Ling / Shutterstock Editorial / Profimedia

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic posted a photo on his Instagram profile with a strong message.

Novak is currently in London, where he has been playing at the Laver Cup in “Team Europe” since September 23, together with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

Together, the four of them won 66 Grand Slam titles.

In London, Roger Federer will say goodbye to tennis, in a doubles match with Rafael Nadal as a partner.

The big four trained on Thursday, and now Novak published a photo with a strong message.

– I am grateful for the unique opportunity to be on the same field with my biggest rivals and legends of this sport. This is a moment I will remember forever. Thanks to the Laver Cup for making it possible for the four of us to come together. I am looking forward to the coming days where we will enjoy great tennis and celebrate the extraordinary career of Federer, Novak wrote.

The match that will be watched by the whole planet on Friday: This is when Roger Federer takes the court for the LAST TIME

The organizer of the Laver Cup has set the dates and pairings for the first day of the competition, so Roger Federer will say goodbye to active tennis by playing a doubles match with Rafael Nadal.

On the first day of the competition, on Friday, September 23, Kasper Rudd (who will represent Europe) and Jack Sock (the World team) will be on the field from 1 p.m. first. The program continues with the meeting between Stefanos Tsitsipas (Europe) and Diego Schwartzman (World), and Andy Marie and Alex De Minaur will take to the field in the night session from 19:00.

When the Briton and the Australian finish their match, Federer and Nadal will take to the concrete court in London to play against the American pair Jack Sock/Francis Tiafoe.

Federer decided some time ago that the Laver Cup will be the last competition of his career after he was sidelined with an injury for more than a year.

All the great tennis names of this century will be present at the grand parade, while there will be many legends of the “white” sport in the stands so that Federer can see off his retirement in the right way.

Tricky words, then “burning” for the fateful Wimbledon: Novak and Roger’s show, bursting with emotions

An official conference was held at the Laver Cup, before the spectacle and Roger Federer’s farewell.

The Laver Cup is organized for the fifth time, now the spectacle is held in London at the O2 arena.

For the last time, we will see Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Mario and Roger Federer together in one tournament.

Roger Federer will play the last professional match of his career in doubles with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup. The schedule for the first day of the tournament in London has been published, and that’s when the European tandem will play with Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe. That match will be played from 19:00, when Andy Murray will take the field against Alex De Minaur.

Novak Djokovic was emotional at the conference.

– This is a different feeling for me than usual in these kinds of tournaments. Usually we don’t talk much off the field like here in this unique competition, I had the honor to play once four years ago and these are unforgettable moments. Especially last summer at dinner, the atmosphere and chemistry in this team will help us to play well, but also to get to know each other as we usually don’t have time – Djokovic said, Federer continued.

– I don’t know if I will be able to control my emotions, it is very special to play with Rafa, it is very different or with Novak in the past… It is incredible for me, that I will be able to do it one more time is very important for me.

Andy Murray wishes for a doubles with Novak, who immediately interjects with the remark that he is probably the worst doubles player on the team. However, Andy states that it is fun for him to play with Djokovic, who then talked about Federer in particular.

– This is probably the most special moment we have ever experienced, only here we can be teammates, not rivals. It’s all the more unique because of Federer’s last match, most of us admired his achievements before we became tennis players. We want to celebrate his career and I hope we have a good weekend.

There was also some humorous banter between Novak and Roger. Djokovic was asked which match with Roger he particularly remembers.

– The first Grand Slam final in 2007 when I lost – said Novak, he received an intrusion from Roger with “now you’re just being nice”.

– I’m not done – continued Novak and stated that probably the most important match is the Wimbledon final in 2019.

Then Federer said: What happened then, I “blocked” it.

With that, he made a joke about himself, for the defeat that prevented him from winning the 21st Grand Slam. Now Rafa has 22 slams, Novak 21, the Swiss remained at 20.

Novak made a point with words about farewell for the end.

– When we found out that we would be in the team, Roger did not know if it would be his last match. This is the first and last time we will all be together in one team, especially when Federer announced his retirement. At the beginning of my career I lost the most matches to Federer and Nadal, they helped me become the player I am today because I understood how to change things. We always wanted to win, but as Rafa said on a personal level, this is a sad day for tennis and sports, but Federer’s legacy will be huge – said Novak Djokovic.

“The most important player of my career is leaving,” Nadal said about his retirement, following Roger with big words

Rafael Nadal said that he is happy about the fact that he will have Roger Federer next to him on the court, for the last time in his career.

The two will play doubles on the first day of the Laver Cup, which will be Roger Federer’s farewell.

– It will be difficult, first of all for Roger, no doubt, but also for me. Finally, one of, if not the most important player in my tennis career is leaving.

There was talk of rivalry.

– It was a friendly rivalry. At certain moments it was not easy because we were playing for such important things in our tennis careers, but at the same time we were able to recognize that personal relationships are more important and better than professional success.

Nadal could not escape from the question about the end of his career.

– I don’t need to listen to the news to know that I’m close to retirement, it’s a normal cycle of life, it’s nothing new, history always repeats itself. This time it’s us, now one of the most important perhaps and the most important player in the history of sports. One of the players with a super long career, we had a lot of success. When you leave you always miss something, personally it’s very sad news – said Nadal.


The article is in Serbian

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