Status: 22.09.2022 2:04 p.m

    Tennis superstar Roger Federer will play the final match of his unique career alongside Rafael Nadal.

    The two long-time rivals form the doubles of the European team at the Laver Cup in London on Friday evening (09/23/2022). The organizers announced this on Thursday.

    Federer had already expressed his desire to compete with Nadal in advance. “I think it would be a very special situation if it came to that”, according to the Swiss. Opponents are Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe from the USA.

    Nadal is ‘excited and grateful’

    Nadal was honored by what was to come “unforgettable” At evening. “One of the most important, if not the most important, players of my career is retiring. In the end, this moment will be difficult. I’m incredibly excited and grateful to play with him.”said the 36-year-old at a press conference.

    Federer is back on the field for the first time since losing the Wimbledon quarter-finals against Hubert Hurkacz a year ago, after which he ends his career with 20 Grand Slam titles on the credit side. He is only surpassed by the Serbian Novak Djokovic (21) and the Spaniard Nadal, who holds the record with 22 titles.

    Federer had his right knee operated on for the third time last year, and he will not compete individually in the continental competition between Team Europe and Team World.