There was a bizarre start to Roger Federer‘s final match as he hit an impossible shot through a small hole in the net, causing a dispute between Team Europe and Team World. Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe were awarded the point on the 41-year-old’s first service game in the last match of his career following a video review as Federer proved he could still defy logic even at the end of his 24 years on tour.
Federer is playing the final match of his career alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the doubles at the Laver Cup. The 103-time title winner stepped up to serve for the first time in the match at 1-1, and during one of the rallies managed to do the impossible as he hit the ball cleanly through a small hole in the net.
Sock and Tiafoe immediately disputed the point as they argued it should go to them, though the elder American joked that Federer and Nadal deserved the point if it was intentional. “If he meant it we gonna give the point to him,” he laughed.
And the 20-time Major champion cracked a joke himself as he quipped: “But my eye is still good. I saw that it went through.” The point was awarded to Team World but Federer managed to hold serve in style to get off to a good start in his last match.