Federer to team up with Nadal in Laver Cup doubles

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer



20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will team with longtime rival and friend Rafael Nadal on Friday at the Laver Cup in what the former World No. 1 confirmed on Twitter would be his final tour-level match.

The Swiss and Spaniard great will take to the court against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in London following the conclusion of Andy Murray's match against Alex de Minaur.

"I am not sure if I will be able to handle it all but I will try," Federer said during Team Europe's post-tournament press conference.

"I've had some tough moments in the past, being horribly nervous. All these years. This match feels a whole lot different. Playing with Rafa feels really different. To be part of this historic moment is amazing and unforgettable for me," Federer added.

The Swiss tennis great last Thursday announced his retirement from competitive tennis saying that the Laver Cup would be his last Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) event as a player.

He has won 103 ATP singles titles and overall, 1,251 matches throughout his illustrious career. Federer has also won 20 Grand Slam titles, including a record-making eight Wimbledon men's singles titles.

World No.2 Casper Ruud, Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Djokovic, Murray, Federer, Matteo Berrettini and alternate Cameron Norrie will represent Team Europe, with captain Bjorn Borg leading the side.

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Captain John McEnroe will be aiming to guide Team World to its first victory against Team Europe. Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Alex de Minaur, Tiafoe, Sock and Tommy Paul make up his squad.