Australian Open 2022 Champion and 21 time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal has confirmed that he will be teaming up with fellow Tennis Legend and 20 time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer for Team Europe as they take on Team World in a bid to retain the Laver Cup for a fifth successive time.
The 35 year old Spaniard Nadal, stunned many fans across the world in an epic Australian Open final on Sunday night, after coming back from two sets down to beat the World Number two – Russian, Daniil Medvedev and become the first man in history to win 21 Grand Slam titles ahead of Federer and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.
Swiss legend Roger Federer who was one of the first athletes to congratulate his great rival and friend, is delighted he will be joining him in London for the Laver Cup.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back into competition later this year and Laver Cup is very much part of my plan. It’s no secret that I love the event and I’m super excited to be returning to The O2 and to London, one of the greatest cities in the world.
He and Federer paired up for their first and only doubles match together at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague back in 2017, to the delight of fans who marvelled at the blend of experience of the long-time rivals becoming teammates.
However, they beat Americans Sam Querrey and Jack Sock in three sets.
“I suggested to Roger we should play doubles together in London and he seems keen, so now we just need to persuade our captain Bjorn!