J. K Rowling attended the first day of the Laver Cup with her husband Neil Murray


J. K Rowling looked deep in concentration as she watched during the first day 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 on Friday night.

Before taking her seat, she was seen wearing a black coat and purple sweater as she posed next to the huge silver cup with husband Neil Murray, 51.

Swallowed: J.  K Rowling (second left) looked deep in concentration as she watched the first day of the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London on Friday with husband Neil Murray (bottom left)

Swallowed: J. K Rowling (second left) looked deep in concentration as she watched the first day 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 donning 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 wearing a pair of black leather boots.

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

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

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

The 43-year-old TV personality looked chic in a white dress with a red and blue Aztec design.

Her dress featured a plunging neckline and she completed her look by adding some delicate pendant earrings.

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

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

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

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

She wore make-up to accentuate her beautiful features and sat close to her fiance Joseph Bates.

Elsewhere, rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36, sat nearby chatting to a friend.

The English athlete, 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 make-up to accentuate her beautiful features and sat close to her fiance Joseph Bates (top left)

Happy couple: She wore make-up to accentuate her beautiful features and sat close to her fiance Joseph Bates (top left)

Watching: Elsewhere rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36 (top right), sat nearby chatting to a friend wearing a brown jacket and blue T-shirt

Watching: Elsewhere rugby player Chris Robshaw, 36 (top right), sat nearby chatting to a friend wearing a brown jacket and blue T-shirt

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

The Swiss tennis legend revealed earlier this month that the London tournament would be the last competition of his career after battling a series of injuries in recent years.

And when he took to the court on Friday, where he will partner Spain’s Rafael Nadal, he was greeted with a chorus of cheers from fans in the crowd.

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

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

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

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

Success: The Swiss star has won 20 Grand Slam titles during her impressive tennis career

Success: The Swiss star has won 20 Grand Slam titles during her impressive tennis career

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

The 41-year-old looked relaxed backstage as he chatted with team captain Björn Borg and team-mates Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berettini before taking to the court.

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

The 20-time Grand Slam champion – who is third on the men’s all-time list – is revered as one of the greatest to ever grace the court, winning a staggering 103 ATP Tour singles titles in total.

The Laver Cup, which Federer helped establish in 2017, sees Team Europe take on Team World in tennis’ version of golf’s Ryder Cup, with nine singles matches and three doubles matches at London’s O2 Arena.

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

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



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