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Roger Federer reserves ultimate praise for Rafael Nadal ahead of farewell match at Laver Cup 2022

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Eyeing a dream pairing in his farewell recreation, tennis icon Roger Federer needs to group up with long-time rival Rafael Nadal for his remaining match on the upcoming version of the Laver Cup in London. One of the best tennis gamers within the historical past of the game, Swiss marvel Federer will carry the curtain down on his trophy-laden profession on the Laver Cup in London on Friday. The 20-time Grand Slam winner appeared at a press convention within the build-up to the particular match on Wednesday.

Speaking on the press convention, Federer hinted that his farewell recreation will likely be a doubles match and probably alongside Nadal. Donning a blue blazer and white polo shirt on the particular press convention, Federer mentioned he does not know whether or not he will likely be teaming up with Nadal. However, Federer admitted that becoming a member of forces with the King of Clay for his remaining match will likely be nothing however a dream state of affairs.

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“Of course, no doubt. I mean, I think it could be quite a unique situation, you know, that if it were to happen,” Federer mentioned whereas addressing the press convention on the O2. Despite having fun with an iconic rivalry in Grand Slam occasions, Federer and Nadal have shared a great camaraderie off the courtroom.

“For us as well to go through a career that we both have had and to come out on the other side and being able to have a nice relationship I think is maybe a great message as well to not just tennis but sports and maybe even beyond. For that reason I think it would be great. I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but I think it could be obviously a special moment,” Federer added.

Captained by Bjorn Borg, Federer will spearhead the six-man Team Europe alongside the likes of Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on the Laver Cup. Federer-starrer Team Europe will meet Team World which incorporates John McEnroe, Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Diego Schwartzman.

Talking about Borg, Federer asserted that he is not going to disappear from the game after his retirement. “I just wanted to let the fans know I won’t be a ghost. It’s funny, I spoke about Bjorn Borg, he didn’t return to Wimbledon for 25 years and that hurts every fan,” Federer mentioned.

“But I don’t think I’ll be that guy. I feel tennis has given me too much. I have been around the game for too long. Have fallen in love with too many things. You’ll see me again. In what capacity, I don’t know. Still have to think about it a little bit, give myself some time,” he added.


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