As communicated by the competition with a message on social networks, Federer and Nadal will be chosen to defend the interests of the European Team in the doubles of the Laver Cup against the Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, of the World Team. The match will be played this Friday in the night shift, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the O2 Arena in London. In Spain it can be seen through Eurosport. This doubles duel will be the last game as a professional for the Swiss, who last week announced that after the Laver Cup he would end his career at the age of 41 and with 20 ‘greats’ in his career. honors And he will do it together with Rafa Nadal, one of his greatest rivals in recent years and with whom he already shared the court in the same tournament in its 2017 edition. Thus, Federer’s wishes are fulfilled, which in statements prior to the start of the Laver Cup confessed that it would be “unique” to be able to put the finishing touch to his career with Nadal as his doubles partner. “It could be a pretty unique situation if it happened. We fight together to always have this respect for each other, families, our coaching teams, we always get along really well. I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but I think obviously it could be. a special moment,” he said at a press conference. The man from Basel admitted that after having experienced a great rivalry on the court, having “a good relationship is perhaps a great message not only for tennis but also for sports and such sometimes even further”. “That’s why I think it would be great (to play with him), but for me it will be special to share the court with anyone,” he added. In addition, Federer himself confirmed that he would not participate in the singles tournament. “It was clear beforehand that I can’t play the singles,” the Swiss told his country’s sda communication agency. The Swiss asked the captain of the European team, Björn Borg, to be able to play doubles in the Laver Cup. In the rest of the matches on this opening day of the tournament, Casper Ruud will face Jack Sock, Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Diego Schwartzman and Andy Murray will defend Team Europe against Alex de Minaur.
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