Federer: “Playing with Nadal is super special”

MADRID, 22 Sep. (dpa/EP) –

The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer confessed this Thursday that it is “wonderful” to return to the courts, and doing together with Rafa Nadal in the doubles match of the Laver Cup this Friday is “super special”, an experience that he hopes to “enjoy”.

“Of course, it is super special to play with Rafa (Nadal),” Federer admitted at the press conference prior to the duel against Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe this Friday at the O2 in London starting at 8:00 p.m.

The Swiss, who announced his retirement after the Laver Cup last week, acknowledged that playing tennis again against such high-level rivals feels “really different”. “Just going out on the court and having the opportunity to play with players like Rafa or Novak (Djokovic) also in the past has been an incredible experience for me,” he deepened.

“Being able to repeat that one more time, I’m sure it will be wonderful. I’ll do the best I can and I hope to be fine. And, of course, I’ll enjoy it, but it will be difficult,” he explained about the match he expects, in which he will form a couple of doubles with Rafa Nadal, with whom he already shared court in the 2017 edition of the Laver Cup.

Federer announced last Thursday his retirement from the circuit once the Laver Cup had been played, ending his professional career at the age of 41 and with 20 ‘great’ titles to his name. “The Laver Cup will be my last ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but not in ‘Grand Slams’ or on tour,” Federer reported on his social networks, after more than 1,500 matches in two and a half decades. in the circuit.

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