Roger Federer to pair-up with Rafael Nadal for his career’s last match.
Roger Federer is pairing up with Rafael Nadal as he plays the last match of his career at the Laver cup as they represent Europe. They will be playing against American Frances and Jack Sock representing team world. The event is taking place in London, which is the same city in which Federer has registered eight Wimbledon singles titles, an all-time men’s record. The 20-time Grand Slam champion said he will only play one match, and that 26-year-old Matteo Berrettini from Italy will take his place for the rest of the competition. This is due to Federer’s ongoing injury issues. This will not be the first time Nadal and Federer find themselves on the same side of the court. They played together at the very first Laver Cup in 2017, and Sock was also one of their opponents. Before that, they had only practiced together once, because, as Federer said back then, they were “always and forever be rivals” as long as they were both are active. In total, Federer and Nadal have met 40 times over the course of their careers, 14 of those in Grand Slams. They gave fans instant classics such as the 2008 Wimbledon Final.