Watch: US Open superfan pays tribute to Roger Federer by hyping up crowd during final match

US Open superfan Cameron Hughes was brought in by the Laver Cup to pump up the crowd and he paid a special tribute to Roger Federer. The Swiss star will be retiring from the sport on Friday.

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Federer is playing his final match on Friday (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Federer will be playing his final match on Friday
  • Hughes paid a big tribute to the former World No.1
  • Federer instantly recognized Hughes

US Open superfan Cameron Hughes paid a special tribute to Roger Federer by getting the crowd hyped up by taking off 11 RF shirts as a part of his act.

Hughes has been known to be a sports entertainer and has been seen hyping up the crowd at multiple events. He has been closely associated with the US Open and on Friday he was flown in to the Laver Cup to pay his tribute to Federer.

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The former World No.1 instantly recognized Hughes and watched on as he got on with the act. Hughes took off 11 Federer t-shirts that he was wearing as the crowd got some good entertainment and were fired up for the match.

The video has now been published on Laver Cup's Twitter account and you can see it below:

Federer, a week ago, announced his retirement from tennis in a lengthy statement issued on his social media profiles. The former World No.1 said that his body was suggesting that it was time for him to call it a day.

"As many of you know, the past three years have [presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body's capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I'm 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career," said Federer in his statement.

Federer has teamed up with Rafael Nadal for his final match and they take on team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe. The Laver Cup will be the Swiss star's final match on the ATP tour.

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