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Laver Cup: Roger Federer will team up with Rafael Nadal in the last match of his career


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
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World’s legendary tennis player Roger Federer will enter the Laver Cup, his last tournament of his career, on Friday (23 September). He will enter the men’s doubles pairing with Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who won the most Grand Slams in his last match. Federer, who won 20 Grand Slams, will play for Team Europe. The Laver Cup tournament will be played in London.

Federer and Nadal will face Team World players Frances Tiafo and Jack Sock of America. Federer had lost in his last professional match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkaz in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. He could not play for long due to knee problem. Federer will not compete in a singles match in the Laver Cup. Federer, 41, said, “I don’t know whether I will be able to play well or not, but I will definitely try.” This is a different experience. I am happy to see him (Nadal) in my team and not play against him.” Nadal, on the other hand, said that he was looking forward to an “unforgettable” match with his Swiss rival. The most important players of the U.S. are now stepping out of the game. This will be a difficult moment. I’m so excited and grateful to be playing with them.”

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date match player
23 September Solo Casper Roode vs Jack Sock
23 September Solo Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Diego Schwartzman
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September 24 Couple Federer-Nadal vs Sock-Tiafo

Which players are included in Team Europe

Team Europe is gearing up for the 2022 edition of the Laver Cup with a dream line-up. Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray are known as the Big Four of world tennis. These four players have dominated tennis in the 21st century so far. Together these four have won 66 of the last 76 Grand Slam tournaments.

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Nadal leads the list with 22 Grand Slams. It is followed by Djokovic (21), Federer (20) and Murray (3). From 2003 till now, only one of these four players has won the Wimbledon title. At the same time, any of these four players topped the ATP rankings for 18 consecutive years between February 2004 and February 2022.

Which players are included in Team World
Apart from these four, Casper Rudd and Stefanos Tsitsipas from Team Europe will also be seen playing. Former tennis great Bjorn Berg will be seen captaining Team Europe. At the same time, this team will face Team World. Team World will be captained by former legend John McEnroe. Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassim, Taylor Fritz, Alex de Minaur, Frances Tiafo, Jack Sock will be seen playing in this team. Italy’s Matteo Barrettini has been included in Team Europe and Tommy Paul as an alternate in Team World.

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World’s legendary tennis player Roger Federer will enter the Laver Cup, his last tournament of his career, on Friday (23 September). He will enter the men’s doubles pairing with Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who won the most Grand Slams in his last match. Federer, who won 20 Grand Slams, will play for Team Europe. The Laver Cup tournament will be played in London.

Federer and Nadal will face Team World players Frances Tiafo and Jack Sock of America. Federer had lost in his last professional match against Poland’s Hubert Hurkaz in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. He could not play for long due to knee problem. Federer will not compete in a singles match in the Laver Cup.

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