Roger Federer will play the last match of his career on Friday against Rafael Nadal in doubles on the first day of the Laver Cup, organizers announced on Thursday. A legendary doubles team for one last match. Roger Federer, who declared on September 15 that he would end his career after the Laver Cup, will play his last match with – and not against – Rafael Nadal on the first day of the tennis competition on Friday, announced the organizers Thursday, September 22. “Being part of this historic moment will be unforgettable for me, I’m super excited”, explained Rafael Nadal Thursday, in a press conference. The two great rivals of the last fifteen years will be side by side to represent the European team against the American pair, made up of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, who will represent the World team. Aged 41, Roger Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, will play in the evening at the O2 Arena in London his last match before ending one of the most prestigious careers in all sports. Federer-Nadal, the most exciting soap opera in the history of tennis 6 for the Spaniard) – some of them legendary – the most exciting soap opera in the history of tennis. But the Swiss, whose right knee injury has become insurmountable, announced last week that he would end his career at the end of the Laver Cup, an exhibition of which he is at the origin and which opposes a European team, captained by Björn Borg, to a World team, captained by John McEnroe. “I’m preparing for a last double”, he announced on Wednesday, while his partner was not yet official. “I’m obviously nervous not to have played for so long, I hope to be competitive”, had- he recognized, after a year and a half away from the courts trying to heal his knee. With AFP
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