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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer Compete in Their Respective Careers’ Last Game at the Laver Cup

Friday night’s Laver Cup doubles match at the O2 in London will feature Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer, who is getting ready to retire, says, “You always want to play forever. But I realize everybody has to leave the game.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion expressed his desire to fight with his longest and fiercest adversary, Rafael Nadal, and Team Europe leader Bjorn Borg granted his demand.

At the O2 in London on Friday, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World will take on 20-time major champion Federer and 22-time major champion Nadal.

Earlier, Andy Murray, making his Ryder Cup-style tournament debut, will face Alex De Minaur of Australia. After the Laver Cup, Federer revealed last week that his professional tennis career will come to an end.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete in their respective careers' last game at the Laver Cup
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete in their respective careers’ last game at the Laver Cup

ALSO READ: Naomi Osaka withdraws from the Pan Pacific Open due to stomach pain

The 41-year-old declares that he has “fallen in love with too many things” to quit tennis and pledges to continue playing in some form in order to avoid becoming a “ghost.”

Federer has been dealing with a knee issue; his most recent competitive encounter was a defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals of last year.

“I should have retired a long time ago. A moment like this, in my opinion, does not happen suddenly. With the help of my family, the team, and my closest friends, we went through an emotional process that I believe we handled effectively in the end”.

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Federer stated. “Everything worked out, and now we’re at the Laver Cup. But for me, the past several weeks have been far more peculiar than usual.”

Accentuate Roger Federer’s final match in London

World No. 1 Casper Ruud, No. 6 Andy Murray, a two-time Olympic gold medalist The illustrious Bjorn Borg is the captain of the European team, which also includes Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini.

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Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada and world No. 12 Taylor Fritz of the United States will lead Team World, which will compete in the 2021 US Open semifinals. One player to keep an eye out for in the Laver Cup is Jack Sock of the United States, who won the men’s doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

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Five play sessions spread over three days will take place in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup. During the tie, six of the best tennis players from Europe will face off against six from the rest of the globe in singles and doubles matches.

The 41-year-old tennis player revealed his future intentions during a jam-packed news conference at the O2, saying: “I simply wanted to let the fans know I won’t be a ghost.”

ALSO READ: Roger Federer Announces His Retirement

Friday night’s Laver Cup doubles match at the O2 in London will feature Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer, who is getting ready to retire, says, “You always want to play forever. But I realize everybody has to leave the game.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion expressed his desire to fight with his longest and fiercest adversary, Rafael Nadal, and Team Europe leader Bjorn Borg granted his demand.

At the O2 in London on Friday, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World will take on 20-time major champion Federer and 22-time major champion Nadal.

Earlier, Andy Murray, making his Ryder Cup-style tournament debut, will face Alex De Minaur of Australia. After the Laver Cup, Federer revealed last week that his professional tennis career will come to an end.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete in their respective careers' last game at the Laver Cup
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete in their respective careers’ last game at the Laver Cup

ALSO READ: Naomi Osaka withdraws from the Pan Pacific Open due to stomach pain

The 41-year-old declares that he has “fallen in love with too many things” to quit tennis and pledges to continue playing in some form in order to avoid becoming a “ghost.”

Federer has been dealing with a knee issue; his most recent competitive encounter was a defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals of last year.

“I should have retired a long time ago. A moment like this, in my opinion, does not happen suddenly. With the help of my family, the team, and my closest friends, we went through an emotional process that I believe we handled effectively in the end”.

Federer stated. “Everything worked out, and now we’re at the Laver Cup. But for me, the past several weeks have been far more peculiar than usual.”

Accentuate Roger Federer’s final match in London

World No. 1 Casper Ruud, No. 6 Andy Murray, a two-time Olympic gold medalist The illustrious Bjorn Borg is the captain of the European team, which also includes Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini.

Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada and world No. 12 Taylor Fritz of the United States will lead Team World, which will compete in the 2021 US Open semifinals. One player to keep an eye out for in the Laver Cup is Jack Sock of the United States, who won the men’s doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Five play sessions spread over three days will take place in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup. During the tie, six of the best tennis players from Europe will face off against six from the rest of the globe in singles and doubles matches.

The 41-year-old tennis player revealed his future intentions during a jam-packed news conference at the O2, saying: “I simply wanted to let the fans know I won’t be a ghost.”

ALSO READ: Roger Federer Announces His Retirement

Friday night’s Laver Cup doubles match at the O2 in London will feature Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Federer, who is getting ready to retire, says, “You always want to play forever. But I realize everybody has to leave the game.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion expressed his desire to fight with his longest and fiercest adversary, Rafael Nadal, and Team Europe leader Bjorn Borg granted his demand.

At the O2 in London on Friday, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World will take on 20-time major champion Federer and 22-time major champion Nadal.

Earlier, Andy Murray, making his Ryder Cup-style tournament debut, will face Alex De Minaur of Australia. After the Laver Cup, Federer revealed last week that his professional tennis career will come to an end.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete in their respective careers' last game at the Laver Cup
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer compete in their respective careers’ last game at the Laver Cup

ALSO READ: Naomi Osaka withdraws from the Pan Pacific Open due to stomach pain

The 41-year-old declares that he has “fallen in love with too many things” to quit tennis and pledges to continue playing in some form in order to avoid becoming a “ghost.”

Federer has been dealing with a knee issue; his most recent competitive encounter was a defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals of last year.

“I should have retired a long time ago. A moment like this, in my opinion, does not happen suddenly. With the help of my family, the team, and my closest friends, we went through an emotional process that I believe we handled effectively in the end”.

Federer stated. “Everything worked out, and now we’re at the Laver Cup. But for me, the past several weeks have been far more peculiar than usual.”

Accentuate Roger Federer’s final match in London

World No. 1 Casper Ruud, No. 6 Andy Murray, a two-time Olympic gold medalist The illustrious Bjorn Borg is the captain of the European team, which also includes Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini.

Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada and world No. 12 Taylor Fritz of the United States will lead Team World, which will compete in the 2021 US Open semifinals. One player to keep an eye out for in the Laver Cup is Jack Sock of the United States, who won the men’s doubles gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Five play sessions spread over three days will take place in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup. During the tie, six of the best tennis players from Europe will face off against six from the rest of the globe in singles and doubles matches.

The 41-year-old tennis player revealed his future intentions during a jam-packed news conference at the O2, saying: “I simply wanted to let the fans know I won’t be a ghost.”

ALSO READ: Roger Federer Announces His Retirement

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