KARACHI: Swiss tennis legend bid adieu to the game after his doubles with fellow great Rafael Nadal on an emotional night at the Laver Cup on Friday.
One of the greatest tennis players in history, the Swiss won 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
"It's been a wonderful day. I'm happy, not sad. It feels great to be here. I'm happy I made it through," Federer said.
Nadal also struggled to contain his tears. The 36-year-old Spaniard broke down in tears as he sat next to Federer and the two of them watched British singer Ellie Goulding cap off a wonderful evening with a performance.
Several sports personalities worldwide paid tribute to his legendary and iconic career.
Here's how they reacted:
At the O2 Arena in London, thousands of fans yelled Federer's name as he sobbed while hugging Nadal and other players.