Mirka Federer act comes to light in wake of Roger's tennis farewell

Mirka Federer consoling an emotional Rafa Nadal (pictured left) and (pictured right) Mirka hugging Roger Federer.
Mirka Federer consoled an emotional Rafa Nadal (pictured left) in a beautiful gesture at the Laver Cup in Roger Federer's farewell. (Images: Twitter/Getty Images)

Footage has emerged of Mirka Federer consoling a tearful Rafa Nadal during the emotional scenes at the Laver Cup following Roger Federer's final match.

Federer was granted a stunning swan song as his greatest rivals gathered to celebrate his career at the 02 Arena in London on the weekend.

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The 20-time grand slam champion played his final match alongside his greatest rival Nadal as the duo went down to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

The tennis world erupted over the images of Federer and Nadal grabbing hands as they cried together during the celebratory tribute as tennis bid goodbye to a legend.

Mirka then joined Federer on the court as the pair embraced in a beautiful moment.

Broadcast focused on Federer during the tributes, but crowd members picked up the moment Mirka went over and consoled Nadal as he watched the celebration through tears.

Mirka initially hugged team captain Bjorn Borg and Andy Murray, before noticing an emotional Nadal still sitting on the team bench.

She then went over to Nadal as the pair embraced and shared a moment.

Mirka managed to bring a smile to Nadal's face.

Federer became extremely emotional in his post-match interview when he dedicated a special thank you to Mirka for their journey throughout his tennis career.

"Everybody’s here tonight from my family, so it’s great," Federer said as he broke down in tears.

"I’ve had so much fun over the last 13 years [of marriage]. Everybody’s here, the girls, the boys. My wife’s been so supportive.

"She could have stopped me a long, long time ago, but she didn’t. She kept me going and allowed me to play. It’s amazing. Thank you.”

Mirka Federer (pictured) watching Roger Federer at the Australian Open.
Mirka Federer (pictured) received a special thanks from Roger Federer in his farewell speech at the Laver Cup. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images) (James D. Morgan via Getty Images)

Rafa Nadal's beautiful gesture towards Federer's family

Nadal admitted it was a beautiful send-off for his friend and admitted it was emotional seeing Federer's family with him during the iconic moment.

“For me, have been huge honour to be a part of this amazing moment of the history of our sport, and at the same time a lot of years sharing a lot of things together,” Nadal said after their Laver Cup match.

“When Roger leaves the tour, an important part of my life is leaving too because all the moments that he have been next or in front me in important moments of my life.

“So have been emotional see the family, see all the people. Yeah, difficult to describe. But, yeah, amazing moment.”

After the event, crowd footage also emerged of Nadal spending a moment embracing Federer's family.

The pair stayed on court till the end, before Nadal walked over and was filmed hugging Federer's children.

Federer then puts his hands around Nadal as they walk down the tunnel together one last time.

The image encapsulates why the tennis world grew to love Federer and Nadal as they battled it out 40 times and won a combined 42 grand slam titles.

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