The Swiss master as he is popularly called gave his farewell speech at the Laver Cup in the doubles where he represented Team Europe. Rafael Nadal was all in tears when his long-standing rival, Federer was giving his speech.
Federer cried as he hugged Nadal and other players, and then he soaked it all in from the thousands of fans who chanted his name at the O2 Arena in London.
Nadal also could not hold back the tears. The 36-year-old Spaniard cried as he sat alongside Federer while the pair listened to British singer Ellie Goulding, who rounded off the memorable night with an outstanding performance.