Laver Cup – It’s official: Roger Federer will end his doubles career well with Rafael Nadal

His last dream as a tennis player will come true. It didn’t create much suspense since Roger Federer was behind the creation of the Laver Cup with his agent Tony Godsick, but the information has been made official: the Swiss played the last match of his career with Rafael Nadal at its sides double. “Being part of this historic moment will be unforgettable for me, I’m super excited”, enthused the Spaniard.

The program for the first day of competition this Friday has been unveiled. This last lap against the American pair of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock concludes the hostilities after three first singles between the European team of Björn Borg and that of the rest of the world of John McEnroe.

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It would be unique if I ended up with Rafa. It would be a great message for tennis and beyond“, he had considered Wednesday at a press conference. Roger Federer has therefore seen his wish granted. Three of the four members of the former “Big 4” of world tennis gathered in Team Europe will thus enter into action on Friday in the ‘O2 Arena in London Because before the farewell of the Balois associated with Majorcan, Andy Murray will play the third single of the day against Alex de Minaur.

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Only Novak Djokovic will therefore be confined to the bench this Friday. It is therefore a safe bet that he will be called upon in singles and doubles on Saturday and Sunday. In the meantime, the Serb will be present to encourage his old friends, even give them advice on changing sides. An image like only the Laver Cup can currently produce.

It should be noted that the youngsters of the European formation, Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas (respectively numbers 2 and 6 in the world), will launch hostilities against Jack Sock and Diego Schwartzman. As a reminder, each victory awards the team concerned one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday. The first of the two formations to have reached the bar of 13 points will win. During the first four editions, Team Europe has always won.

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