Roger Federer will partner long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the final match of his glittering career at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.
The Swiss great has enjoyed a storied rivalry with the Spaniard over nearly two decades and together they have won 42 Grand Slam singles titles in a golden era for the men’s game.
The two veterans, representing Team Europe at the Laver Cup, will face Team World doubles opponents Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock in Friday’s evening session at the O2 arena.
The six-strong Team Europe also includes Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray – the other two members of the so-called “Big Four”.
"I'm super excited to have them on our team... and not having to play against them on my last match."@rogerfederer can't wait to get out there one final time with Team Europe.#LaverCup pic.twitter.com/FCcHLdJ6tQ— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 22, 2022
"Hopefully together we can create a good moment and maybe win a match."@RafaelNadal has one thing in mind when he takes to the doubles court with Roger Federer on Day 1.#LaverCup pic.twitter.com/ELnFeS3HR8— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 22, 2022
"I had the honour to play... in Chicago and still have these memorable moments."Four years later, @DjokerNole is back at #LaverCup. pic.twitter.com/xnlNFvvvXZ— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 22, 2022
"To get the opportunity to do it here in London is...