Updated 09/23/2022 07:42
- Roger Federer’s farewell wish has come true.
- As hoped, the Swiss will play doubles for Team Europe with his long-time rival Rafael Nadal from Spain at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.
“Tomorrow night. My last match. Doubles with
Federer had wanted Nadal as a doubles partner
Federer had wanted Nadal, with whom he had fought many high-class duels over the past few years, as a doubles partner. It would be “a very special situation if it came to that,” said the 41-year-old. With 20 Grand Slam tournament wins, Federer has two fewer than record holder Nadal. Federer announced last week that he wanted to end his career after three knee surgeries after the Laver Cup.
The tournament in London from Friday to Sunday pits a European team against a selection of players from the rest of the world. The Norwegian US Open finalist Casper Ruud will start against Sock, then Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) and Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) will compete. British tennis star Andy Murray and Alex de Minaur from Australia face off immediately before the doubles.
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