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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal recognize US Open fan renowned for stripping his shirt off

Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer (R) joked together upon seeing the recognizable admirer

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal acknowledge a US Open fan known for stripping off his shirt before wowing the Laver Cup crowd over the Swiss star’s final match

  • Roger Federal and Rafael Nadal saw the fan during their loss in the Laver Cup
  • A fan who is famous at the US Open for taking his shirt off was in the crowd.
  • The duo saw the viewer in both sneakers acknowledging the US Open fan.
  • The fan whipped the crowd into a frenzy as he removed a total of 10 jerseys.
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal noticed a US Open fan famous for taking his shirt off in Flushing Meadows moments before he whipped the Laver Cup crowd into a frenzy during the Swiss’ final match.

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Federer teamed up with his biggest rival in what was the last match of his professional tennis career, which spanned 24 years.

Nadal and the 20-time Grand Slam champion failed to beat world pairing Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe by losing 4-6, 7-6, 11-9.

In a lighter moment, the Swiss ace sat Nadal during a break in the first set with Team Europe leading 4-3 in the first.

‘Hey, do you know this guy? This guy is from the US Open,” Federer told Nadal with a smile.

Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer (R) joked together upon seeing the recognizable admirer

Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer (R) joked together upon seeing the recognizable admirer

In fact, Nadal acknowledged this by referring to him as the man who is always “taking the shirts”. [off].’

Initially wearing a gold button-down shirt, the fan took off his first number and twirled it over his head before tossing it into the crowd.

From there, he kept it going. Beneath the gold jersey was initially a black Rodger Federer ‘RF’ branded jersey, followed by a navy blue Nadal jersey.

Federer and Nadal culminated an incredible rivalry by playing together in Federer's last match

Federer and Nadal culminated an incredible rivalry by playing together in Federer’s last match

The fan was said to have been flown in from the US especially for Federer's last match.

The fan was said to have been flown in from the US especially for Federer’s last match.

From there it was almost all Federer, another 10 jerseys were removed, leaving a white RF jersey.

According to the host commentator, the gentleman was flown in from the United States, especially for the occasion.

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Federer and Nadal seemed to enjoy the spectacle, along with an ardent crowd that cheered, clapped and danced the entire time.

Typical Federer elegance showed after two decades of graceful play on the court.

Typical Federer elegance showed after two decades of graceful play on the court.

The tennis greats returned to the court, with smiles on their faces.

While Federer certainly appreciated what he was seeing, he suggested that the fan should improve.

‘He has to go naked at the end. He has to do it,’ he said.

Federer could have lost his last match and the man didn’t go the distance. It seems that even the greats don’t always get what they want.

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