EThe order of play of the first day of the Laver Cup confirmed that Roger Federer will say goodbye to tennis with Rafa Nadal. The Swiss tennis player has already revealed that he wanted to end his career with the Balearic Islands. Both will close the round of matches this Friday with the double dispute. Jack Sock and Frances Tifaoe will be measured. They will do so around 10:00 p.m., peninsular time.
“It is clear that the most beautiful thing would be to play doubles here with Rafa because he has been my great rival“, Federer had commented at the press conference this Wednesday. The physical conditions make the first of the Big Three, number 1 in the world and winner of 20 Grand Slam titles He is not physically fit to play a singles, so he made the decision to play only one of the doubles matches.
“Being a part of this historic moment is going to be unforgettable for me. I’m very excited, I hope I can play well and create a good moment and win the match. Being by Roger’s side once again is something I look forward to and it makes me very happy,” Nadal said at a press conference.
The first day of the Laver Cupwhich takes place at the O2 in London and pits Europe against the rest of the world, kicks off with individual matches between Casper Rudd and Jack Sock and Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman.
The The night session will start with the duel between Andy Murray and Alex de Miaur at 8:00 p.m.. At the end, around 10:00 p.m., Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will take to the court to play against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.
Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer already played together in the first edition of the Laver Cup in 2017, disputed in Prague (Czech Republic). They would have also done it in 2019 if Nadal had not been injured in his left wrist. The Spanish tennis player has arrived in London today.
Once the members chosen by the Bjorn Borg, captain of the European team together with Thomas Enqvist, for the first day the winner of 22 grand slams will have the opportunity to be part of the last match of his great rival, Federer.
the swiss waits end his career with a good game in one of the cities that better memories bring you. “I wanted people to be happy in my goodbye and not be telling me all the time how sorry I am. That it’s in London makes me happy because the US Open was scrapped when I saw Serena retire there. The city is one of the most special in my Wimbledon career“.