Roger Federer trained this Tuesday on the track of the London O2 with the greek Stefanos Tsitsipasone of his teammates on Team Europa, completed by the Spaniard Rafa Nadal, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, the British Andy Murray and the Norwegian Casper Ruud, under the captaincy of Bjorn Borg, helped by Thomas Enqvist.
The Swiss, 41 years old, tested sensations after publicly communicating that his right knee, operated on three times, does not allow him to continue competing at the highest level. His idea was to be able to say goodbye playing, and it was already a success to do so in one of the scheduled doubles matches against Team Mundo.
Federer has a plan in place. He wants to hang up his racket playing the doubles that closes Friday’s day of the Making Cupwhich opens on September 23 and closes on Sunday 25.
“Maybe I can play doubles with Rafa (Nadal), that would be an absolute dream,” Federer acknowledged to Swiss media such as the state entity SRF.
It would be repeating an iconic image of two players condemned for decades to compete in their classic and to whom the Laver Cup, the Ryder Cup of tennis designed by Roger Federer himself, allowed joining forces, even sharing a partner.
That Federer-Nadal it would be scheduled on Friday around 10 pm, since the evening session begins at 8 pm with an individual.
Who would be the rivals? John McEnroe He has at his disposal his fellow Americans Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman and the Australian Alex de Miñaur.
The tournament can be seen on television in Eurosport and will be followed by the web of Sports world.