Laver Cup 2022: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and the long farewell

The facts of the matter are easy to report. Day 1 of this year's Laver Cup at the iconic O2 in London had yielded two wins for Team Europe in the youthful shapes of Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas. In what was always going to be a tough match-up for 35-year-old Andy Murray against another young player, Alex de Minaur, the home favourite lost a gruelling two-and-a-half-hour battleâ