Roger Federer retirement sees Laver Cup prices skyrocket with resale tickets for star-studded O2 event up to £15,000 | The Sun

Roger Federer retirement sees Laver Cup prices skyrocket with resale tickets for star-studded O2 event up to £15,000 | The Sun

TICKETS to watch Roger Federer at the Laver Cup have reached £15,000 after the tennis legend announced his retirement.

The event taking place at the O2 next weekend is set to be Federer's last taste of action as a professional player.


The Swiss, 41, is set to play alongside the likes of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic over the three-day event, which begins next Friday.

He could play his final match on Sunday September 25 – and some tickets for the event are listed at £15,000 on resale sites.

Federer helped to set up the Laver Cup in 2017 and will see Federer feature for Team Europe against the rest of the world with nine singles and three doubles matches set to take place.

The eight-time Wimbledon champion confirmed the event would be his last when he announced his retirement on Thursday.

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He said: "As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries.

"I've worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body's capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been dear. I am 41 years old.

"I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.

"The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event.

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"I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour."

US Open runner-up Casper Ruud and Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas will complete Team Europe's line up, which will be captained and vice-captained by Björn Borg and Thomas Enqvist respectively.

Tickets for the Laver Cup were officially priced between £40-£510 when they went on sale last April.

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