Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal may team up for doubles again during this year’s Laver Cup, to be held from 23-25 September at The O2 in London.
Federer, who last played at 2021 Wimbledon, has been named on Team Europe along with his friend and foe Nadal.
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“I’m really looking forward to getting back into competition later this year and Laver Cup is very much part of my plan,” Federer said according to the Laver Cup website.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 3, 2022
“It’s no secret that I love the event and I’m super excited to be returning to The O2 and to London, one of the greatest cities in the world.”
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This will be the third time that Federer and Nadal have been on Team Europe in the same year. They played a doubles match together in Prague in 2017.
“Rafa is an incredible person and an inspiration to me and countless others around the world. He messaged me on social media after the Laver Cup in Boston last year suggesting we play doubles in London,” Federer said.
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“I am definitely up for a Laver Cup ‘Fedal’ comeback!”
Nadal won the Australian Open on Sunday to become the first male player to win 21 singles majors. He was tied with Federer and Novak Djokovic at 20 Grand Slam titles before Melbourne.
Roger. You book the practice court? Or is it me? 😉looking forward to playing again with you my friend! 💪🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/3chNeGu2hT
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) February 3, 2022
“I suggested to Roger we should play doubles together in London and he seems keen, so now we just need to persuade our captain Bjorn!” Nadal said of Team Europe Captain Bjorn Borg.
“Roger has been a huge part of my career, a big rival and also a true friend.
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“To be part of Team Europe together is great and if we’re able to possibly share the court one more time as a doubles pairing, then this would be a truly special experience for us both at this stage in our careers.”