"I'm delighted, I'm not sad," he said after the match, which he lost to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe with longtime friend.
"I took satisfaction in lacing my shoes for the final time.In every way, it seemed like it was the last curtain call.
Federer retired from professional tennis after this match, capping up a 24-year career that saw him play over 1,500 matches and win 103 singles championships.
In addition to being a fitting conclusion to a career that has produced so many moments of genius and provided joy to so many, the epic tiebreak.
American pair was a fitting conclusion to a match that, despite the intense and often emotional buildup, far surpassed expectations in its grandeur and quality.
An emotional Roger Federer of Team Europe hugs the crowd after their last match in London, England's The O2 Arena on September 23, 2022.