Anna Wintour, Hugh Grant attend Roger Federer's farewell match

Hugh Grant, 62, is joined by his wife Anna Eberstein, 42, while Anna Wintour chats to Roger Federer’s father Robert as stars flock to London for tennis ace’s farewell match

Hugh Grant and Anne Wintour were among a slew of stars in attendance at London’s O2 Arena on Friday to watch Roger Federer’s farewell to tennis with a men’s doubles tie at the Laver Cup.

The actor, 63, was joined by his wife Anna Eberstein, 42, as they took their place in the stands for the tense matching.

Also in attendance was Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who put on an uncharacterstically cheerful display as she chatted to Roger’s proud father Robert, ahead of the tennis ace’s final match ahead of 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, as he arrived for the coveted sports event.

Journalist Anna wore a pair of high-heeled snakeskin boots and her famous black shades.

She accessorised with a statement silver chain necklace and happily posed-up at the event.

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

In style: Anna, 72, showed off her trademark sense of style as she wore a black dress with a pattern of red roses which she cinched in at the waist

Relaxed and happy: Robert wore a grey jacket and a shirt which he left unbuttoned with the pair appearing to enjoy one another’s company

Good pals: They could be seen laughing and chatting away as they sat next to each other in the crowd

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

Robert wore a grey jacket and a shirt which he left unbuttoned with the pair appearing to enjoy one another’s company.

They could be seen laughing and chatting away as they sat next to each other in the crowd.

Dapper: Hugh wore a navy blue jacket and a pair of brown suede shoes on his feet, as he arrived for the coveted sports event

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

Family time: Also in attendance for the tense match was comedian Michael McIntyre (seen top left), who brought along his son Oscar

Exciting: Stats flocked to London’s O2 Arena to watch Roger’s final competitive match before his retirement

Jovial: Comic Michael was in good spirits as he posed solo at the sports event, Roger’s last before bidding farewell to tennis

Elsewhere, Bill Gates, 66, was spotted sitting wearing a navy blue V-necked jumper and shirt, and a black baseball cap.

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

The author, 57, sat in the crowd at the event, which will see Roger Federer play his farewell doubles match on Friday evening.

Before taking her seat, she was seen wearing a black coat and mauve jumper as she posed alongside the huge silver cup with her husband Neil Murray, 51. 

Big business: Elsewhere, Bill Gates, 66, was spotted sitting wearing a navy blue V-necked jumper and shirt, and a black baseball cap as he sat with a female companion

Engrossed: JK Rowling (second left) appeared deep in concentration as she looked on with her husband Neil Murray (bottom left)

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

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

He completed his look by wearing a pair of blue denim jeans while he had on a pair of black leather boots. 

Strike a pose: Before taking her seat, she was seen wearing a black coat and mauve jumper as she posed alongside the huge silver cup with her husband Neil, 51

The couple was joined at the event by model and racing 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 featured a plunging neckline and she completed her look by accessorising with some delicate pendulum earrings. 

All stars: The couple was joined at the event by model and racing 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

She wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty features and sat close to her fiancé Joseph Bates. 

Elsewhere, rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36, sat nearby and chatted to a pal.

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

Happy couple: She wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty features and sat close to her fiancé Joseph Bates (top left)

Looking on: Elsewhere, rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36 (top right), sat nearby and chatted to a pal, wearing a brown jacket and blue T-shirt

Roger Federer was given a standing ovation by the 02 Arena crowd ahead of his farewell doubles match at the Laver Cup, on Friday night.

But his final ever match ended in tears and defeat after he and Rafael Nadal lost to American duo Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

The Laver Cup men’s doubles clash was decided with an 11-9 match tiebreak and the defeat saw the Swiss maestro bring the curtain down on a stunning career.

Having not played any kind of match in fifteen months, the record will show that Federer’s last appearance ended with a 6-4 6-7 11-9 defeat against Americans Frances and Jack.

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

Competitors: American duo Jack Sock (left) and Frances Tiafoe (right) secured Team World second point

The Swiss tennis legend revealed earlier this month that the London tournament would be the final competition of his career, having struggled with a series of injuries in recent years.

And as he made his way to onto the court on Friday, where partnered up with Spaniard Rafael Nadal, he was met with a chorus and applause from the fans in the audience.

The 41-year-old looked a relaxed figure backstage before the match, as he spoke with team captain Bjorn Borg and team-mates Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini, before making his way onto the court.

Emotional: Roger brought the curtain down on his illustrious career at the Laver Cup

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

Success: The Swiss star won 20 Grand Slam Championships across his impressive tennis career

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

The 20-time Grand Slam champion – who sits third in the men’s all-time tally – bows out as one of the greatest to ever take to the court, claiming a stunning total of 103 singles titles on the ATP Tour.

The Laver Cup, which Federer helped to establish in 2017, sees Team Europe go up against Team World in tennis’ version of golf’s Ryder Cup, 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 the Laver Cup this month 

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