The richest Brazilian in the world behind ‘neighbor’ Federer’s farewell tournament and what you need to see for ESPN on Star+

Friday is packed with big events across ESPN in the Star+, Laver Cup, UEFA Nations League and more


Friday will be very emotional for fans of sneakers. sport legend, Roger Federer will play his last professional game of his career. The Swiss will play a doubles match in the Laver Cup, ESPN attraction for Star+. And did you know that there are Brazilians involved in this farewell party?

Jorge Paulo Lemann, the richest man in Brazil, has a close connection with the former world number 1 tennis player. The 83-year-old businessman, in addition to being a neighbor of Federer in Zurich, Switzerland, is a personal friend of the player.

no wonder, the Brazilian, who has a fortune estimated at US$ 15.4 billion (R$ 80.6 billion) by Forbes, is one of the partners of the Laver Cup along with the Swissthrough its management company, TEAM8, and the Australian tennis confederation, Tennis Australia.

Lemann, former professional tennis player, having won the Brazilian Tennis Championship five times, 16 times the Campeonato Carioca. He even competed in the Wimbledon tournament, one of the most famous on the circuit.

In 2022, Federer will play alongside great opponents of his career. In addition to the Swiss, Team Europe will be formed by: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Casper Ruud and Stefano Tsitsipas. Team Mundo will feature: Taylor Fritz, Francis Tiafoe, John Sock, Diego Schwartzman, Alex de Minaur and Félix Auger-Aliassime.

There will be 12 games spread over three days, nine singles and three doubles. Each match is worth one point for the final score. Federer and Nadal will play a doubles match against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the second match of this Friday’s night session.

with transmission by ESPN on Star+the Laver Cup starts this Friday at 9 am (Brasília time).

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UEFA Nations League, Beatriz Haddad Maia on court, Bellator and more

But The Laver Cup is not the only attraction this Friday on ESPN on Star+. For the Uefa Nations League, at 15:45 (from Brasilia)has the classic between Italy and England. for the fans of sneakershas Beatriz Haddad Maia on court for the WTA 500 in Tokyo. And you will also have all the Bellator 285 emotions.

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