#CNN – #Tennis: Playing final match on Friday alongside #RafaelNadal would be ‘special,’ says #RogerFederer

After numerous close battles against each other over the years, Roger Federer said it would be a “special moment” to be able to partner Rafael Nadal in the final match of his career.

Federer, who will retire from tennis after this week’s Laver Cup, confirmed he would only play one doubles match at London’s O2 Arena on Friday – the last act of his long, decorated career.

That opens the possibility of the Swiss star partnering with Nadal, 18 years on from when they first faced each other on the ATP Tour in Miami.

The pair have met 40 times over the course of their careers – including nine grand slam finals – and also played together at the 2017 Laver Cup.

“For as long as we battled together, having always had this respect for one another – our families, our coaching teams – we always got along really well,” Federer told reporters when asked about the possibility of playing alongside the Spaniard.

Read more at: https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/21/tennis/roger-federer-retirement-rafael-nadal-laver-cup-tennis-spt-intl/index.html

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