Federer is thrilled to share the court again with rivals of such a high level | Video
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer confessed this Thursday that it is “wonderful” to return to the tracks, and to do together with Rafael Nadal in the doubles match Laver Cup 2022 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 in the press conference prior to the match against the Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe this Friday at O2 Arena in London.
Federer, who announced his retirement from professional tennis at the end of the London event, he acknowledged that returning to play tennis with rivals of such a high level it feels “really different”.
Just going out on the court and having the opportunity to play with players like Rafa or Novak (Djokovic) in the past as well has been an amazing experience for me.
And added the “Basel Express”winner of 20 titles of Grand Slams:
To be able to repeat that one more time I’m sure it will be wonderful. I’ll do my best and I hope I’m okay. And of course I will enjoy it, but it will be difficult.
It will be the second time Federer and Nadal dispute the doubles match, after the first edition of the competition in 2017, when they beat the Americans Sock and John Isner.
Federer announced last Thursday his retirement from the circuit once the Laver Cupputting up end of his professional career at the age of 41 and with 20 ‘greats’ in his record.
The Laver Cup will be my last ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but not at Grand Slams or on tour.
(With information from Europe Press)