Roger Federer needed to get private approval after Laver Cup request
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Roger Federer has revealed that he needed to receive private approval to play the final match of his career at the Laver Cup. The 41-year-old is hoping to end his career with a doubles match on Friday night at London's O2 Arena, going against the rules of the tournament. It comes after he announced he would retire at this week's team tournament.
Federer is set to end his 24-year career at this week's Laver Cup. The 20-time Major champion announced last week that he needed to listen to his body as he announced the team tournament would be the last of his career.
The former world No 1 had cast doubt over whether he would even be able to play for Team Europe but confirmed on Wednesday that he would play the final match of his career in the doubles on Friday night before the squad's alternate Matteo Berrettini replaced him for singles on Saturday.
And Federer has now admitted that he had to seek private approval from the ATP and the two team captains to tap out of the Laver Cup after one match, going against the tournament's rules that require every player to play both one singles and one doubles match across the first two days.
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