Anna Wintour and Hugh Grant lead Laver Cup for Roger Federer’s farewell doubles

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Hugh Grant and Anne Wintour were among the many stars who attended the O2 Arena in London on Friday to watch Roger Federer’s retirement from tennis with a men’s doubles at the Laver Cup.

The actor, 63, was joined by his wife Anna Eberstein, 42, as they took their places in the stands for the thrilling match.

Also in attendance was Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who put on an unusually upbeat show as she chatted with Roger’s proud father Robert ahead of the tennis champion’s final match just before his retirement.

Date night: Hugh Grant was joined by his wife Anna Eberstein in the stands of London’s O2 Arena for Roger Federer’s star-studded farewell match at the Laver Cup on Friday

Hugh wore a navy blue jacket and a pair of brown suede shoes on his feet when he arrived for the coveted sporting event.

Journalist Anna wore a pair of snakeskin boots with high heels and her famous black shades.

She wore a striking silver necklace and posed cheerfully during the event.

Friends in high places: Also in attendance was Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who put on an unusually upbeat display as she chatted with Roger's proud father Rober

Friends in high places: Also in attendance was Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who put on an unusually upbeat display as she chatted with Roger’s proud father Rober

In style: Anna, 72, showed her signature sense of style when she wore a black dress with a pattern of red roses that closed at the waist

In style: Anna, 72, showed her signature sense of style when she wore a black dress with a pattern of red roses that closed at the waist

Relaxed and happy: Robert wore a gray jacket and shirt that he left unbuttoned while the couple seemed to enjoy each other's company

Relaxed and happy: Robert wore a gray jacket and shirt that he left unbuttoned while the couple seemed to enjoy each other’s company

Good friends: you saw them laughing and chatting as they sat side by side in the crowd

Good friends: you saw them laughing and chatting as they sat side by side in the crowd

She was seen alongside Roger Federer’s father, Robert Federer, as his son played his farewell doubles game in the British capital.

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Robert wore a gray jacket and shirt that he left unbuttoned while the pair seemed to enjoy each other’s company.

You could see them laughing and chatting as they sat side by side in the crowd.

Brave: Hugh wore a navy blue jacket and a pair of brown suede shoes on his feet when he arrived for the coveted sporting event

Brave: Hugh wore a navy blue jacket and a pair of brown suede shoes on his feet when he arrived for the coveted sporting event

Date night: Hugh was seen next to his television producer and retail director girlfriend Anna (left)

Family time: Also in attendance at the thrilling match was comedian Michael McIntyre (seen above left), who brought his son Oscar with him

Family time: Also in attendance at the thrilling match was comedian Michael McIntyre (seen above left), who brought his son Oscar with him

Exciting: Stats flocked to London's O2 Arena to watch Roger's last competitive game before retirement

Exciting: Stats flocked to London’s O2 Arena to watch Roger’s last competitive game before retirement

Jovial: Comic Michael was in a good mood as he posed solo at the sporting event, Roger's last before retiring from tennis

Jovial: Comic Michael was in a good mood as he posed solo at the sporting event, Roger’s last before retiring from tennis

Elsewhere, Bill Gates, 66, was spotted wearing a navy sweater and V-neck shirt and a black baseball cap.

JK Rowling seemed deep in concentration as she watched day one of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena in London on Friday.

The 57-year-old author sat in the crowd at the event, where Roger Federer will play his farewell doubles match Friday night.

Before sitting down, she was seen in a black jacket and purple sweater posing next to the huge silver cup with her husband Neil Murray, 51.

Big business: Elsewhere, Bill Gates, 66, was spotted wearing a navy blue sweater and V-neck shirt, and a black baseball cap sitting with a female companion

Big business: Elsewhere, Bill Gates, 66, was spotted wearing a navy blue sweater and V-neck shirt, and a black baseball cap sitting with a female companion

Deepened: JK Rowling (second from left) seemed deep in concentration as she watched with her husband Neil Murray (bottom left)

Deepened: JK Rowling (second from left) seemed deep in concentration as she watched with her husband Neil Murray (bottom left)

The Harry Potter writer completed her look by wearing black trousers and matching boots.

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Neil looked neat in a black jacket and a blue shirt that he wore open at the collar.

He completed his look by wearing blue jeans and a pair of black leather boots.

Take a pose: Before sitting down, she wore a black jacket and purple sweater as she posed next to the huge silver cup with her husband Neil, 51

Take a pose: Before sitting down, she wore a black jacket and purple sweater as she posed next to the huge silver cup with her husband Neil, 51

The pair were joined at the event by model and driver Jodie Kidd, who sat behind them in the crowd.

The television personality, 43, looked chic in a white dress with a red and blue Aztec design.

Her garment had a plunging neckline and she completed her look by adorning them with a pair of delicate garland earrings.

All stars: The pair were joined at the event by model and driver Jodie Kidd (top right) who sat behind them in the crowd

All stars: The pair were joined at the event by model and driver Jodie Kidd (top right) who sat behind them in the crowd

In style: The television personality looked chic in a white dress with a red and blue Aztec design as she posed with the cup

In style: The television personality looked chic in a white dress with a red and blue Aztec design as she posed with the cup

She wore a lot of makeup to accentuate her beautiful features and was close to her fiancé Joseph Bates.

Elsewhere, rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36, sat nearby and chatted with a friend.

The English sportsman, who plays for the San Diego Legion in California, cut a casual figure in a brown jacket and blue T-shirt.

Lucky couple: She wore a lot of makeup to accentuate her beautiful features and sat close to her fiancé Joseph Bates (top left)

Lucky couple: She wore a lot of makeup to accentuate her beautiful features and sat close to her fiancé Joseph Bates (top left)

Watching: Elsewhere, rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36 (top right), sat nearby and chatted with a friend, dressed in a brown jacket and blue T-shirt

Watching: Elsewhere, rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36 (top right), sat nearby and chatted with a friend, dressed in a brown jacket and blue T-shirt

Roger Federer received a standing ovation from the crowd at the 02 Arena for his farewell doubles match at the Laver Cup on Friday night.

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The Swiss tennis legend announced earlier this month that the London tournament would be the last game of his career, having struggled with a string of injuries in recent years.

And when he made his way to the field on Friday, where he will team up with Spaniard Rafael Nadal, he received a chorus and applause from the fans in the audience.

Match: Roger (left) will team up with his regular competitor Rafael Nadal for his farewell doubles match

Match: Roger (left) will team up with his regular competitor Rafael Nadal for his farewell doubles match

Greeting his audience: Roger received a standing ovation from the audience at the O2 Arena on Friday afternoon

Greeting his audience: Roger received a standing ovation from the audience at the O2 Arena on Friday afternoon

Success: The Swiss star won 20 Grand Slam championships during his impressive tennis career

Success: The Swiss star won 20 Grand Slam championships during his impressive tennis career

For the final game of his 24-year career, Federer teamed up with his longtime competitor for Team Europe against American duo Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe.

The 41-year-old looked relaxed backstage as he spoke to team captain Bjorn Borg and team-mates Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini before taking to the field.

Federer had previously spoken of his desire to play alongside Nadal, before Team Europe captain Borg granted the tennis legend his wish.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion – who is third in the all-time men’s league – is bowing to court as one of the greatest ever, claiming a staggering total of 103 singles titles on the TSWT.

The Laver Cup, which Federer helped set up in 2017, pits Team Europe against Team World in the tennis version of the Ryder Cup of golf, with nine singles and three doubles matches taking place at London’s O2 Arena.

End of the road: Earlier this month, Federer announced his plans to retire after this month's Laver Cup

End of the road: Earlier this month, Federer announced his plans to retire after this month’s Laver Cup

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