Roger Federer to partner Rafael Nadal in his final ever match, Laver Cup confirm
Roger Federer will play his final ever professional match alongside Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.
Federer announced earlier this month that he would retire after the Laver Cup following a three-year struggle with a knee injury.
Despite spending a year recovering from the last of his three operations in an attempt to correct the issue, Roger Federer still will not be ready to play in singles competition.
However, he has been confirmed in the line-up for doubles, where he will get his ‘dream’ of partnering his most iconic rival, Rafael Nadal, in his final match.
“I’m happy and surprised at how good my shots are, but I won’t be able to play singles, that was pretty clear beforehand,” Federer said earlier this week before the schedule was confirmed.
“That’s why it was no longer an option to compete at the Swiss Indoors at the end of October. I guess I’ll play doubles here on Friday night and that’s it.
“Maybe I can play doubles with Rafa, that would be an absolute dream.”
Federer and Nadal will face off against American duo Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the final match of Day One on Friday.
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Sock will also play the first match as he battles world number two and defeated US Open and French Open finalist Casper Ruud.
They will be followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas versus Diego Schwartzman. Andy Murray will then make his Laver Cup debut in match three as he battles Australian Alex De Minaur.
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