JK Rowling attends day one of the Laver Cup with husband Neil Murray

JK Rowling is among the star-studded arrivals for Roger Federer’s farewell doubles match as she takes her seat at the Laver Cup with her husband Neil Murray

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. 

Engrossed: JK Rowling (second left) appeared deep in concentration as she looked on during day one of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena in London on Friday with husband Neil Murray (bottom left)

Engrossed: JK Rowling (second left) appeared deep in concentration as she looked on during day one of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena in London on Friday with 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

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

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

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)

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

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.

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 he will partner up with Spaniard Rafael Nadal, he was met with a chorus and applause from the fans in the audience.

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

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

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

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

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

For the final match of his 24-year-long career, Federer played alongside his long-term competitor for Team Europe against American duo Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe.   

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

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

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

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