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Roger Federer hopes to face Rafael Nadal in his last encounter at the Laver Cup

On Wednesday, Roger Federer announced that he wants to team up with Rafael Nadal for the last match of his career, which will take place at the Laver Cup in London. Nadal has been Roger Federer’s long-time nemesis.

The 20-time champion of the Grand Slam tournament said the previous week that he planned to retire after the competition at London’s 02 arena, which will begin on Friday.

Federer, whose most recent competitive match was a defeat to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals of last year’s Wimbledon, has been dealing with a knee problem. Federer’s most recent competitive encounter was a loss.

While he will participate in the doubles competition on Friday night, he will not be playing a singles match in London at this time.

The Swiss player does not yet know for certain whether or not he would be able to team up with Nadal, but he has claimed that doing so would be his ideal scenario.

“Of certainly, without a shadow of a doubt,” he told the crowded press gathering. “If anything like that were to occur, I believe it would be quite a remarkable circumstance.

“Because of this reason, it will be enjoyable. I am unsure whether it ought to take place, but nonetheless, that day will be very significant.”

Andy Murray, who has won Wimbledon twice, Rafael Nadal, who has won a record 22 Grand Slam championships, and Novak Djokovic, who has won 21, are all members of Team Europe. Nadal now holds the record for most Grand Slam titles won with 22.

Team World, who they are competing against, consists of players like Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Diego Schwartzman.

Federer said that he was content with his decision to end his playing career at the age of 41, although he acknowledged that it was a “bittersweet resolve.”

He remarked, “You always act as if you desire to play for an infinite amount of time.” “I like being out on the court, I enjoy competing against the guys, and I enjoy travelling. I like my career from every conceivable vantage point.

Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien
I am a journalist for The National Era with an emphasis in sports.
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