The Swiss will play the last match of his career on Friday with his friend and rival Rafael Nadal.
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Roger Federer will be able to realize his dream. For the last match of his long and prolific career, the Swiss will play, on Friday September 23, a double where he will be associated with his great rival Rafael Nadal, during the Laver Cup, in London.
“I think I’m going to play double on Friday night.”, had warned the press of his native country, on Tuesday, a few days after the announcement of his retirement. He then added that “it would be an absolute dream” to finish next to the Spanish. The Laver Cup organization confirmed the news on Thursday, September 22, by revealing the program for the opening day.
The lineup is ready for day 1 of #lavarlaza pic.twitter.com/HnulRs01KX
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 22, 2022
Representing Team Europe, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the fourth and final match of the day. At 41 years old, this double will put an end to a career marked by twenty Grand Slam titles and an exciting rivalry with Tauro de Manacor.
“It will be amazing and memorable. Having Roger with me one last time will be great.”, savored Rafael Nadal, at a press conference, a few minutes after the formalization. This last dance promises to be very emotional.