Posted September. 22, 2017 08:19,
Updated September. 22, 2017 09:08
If Rafael Nadal from Spain, the No. 1 player in the worldwide tennis ranking, and Roger Federer from Switzerland, the No. 2 in the ranking, form a pair for the doubles, can anyone win against them? The chance to check it has finally come. These two players have never played as partners in doubles.
ESPN, an American sports media platform, reported Wednesday, “It seems that Nadal and Federer will form a pair for the doubles in the Laver Cup, which will be held in Prague, the Czech Republic, starting from Friday.” The Laver Cup is not a regular tour male tennis championship by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). It is an event consisting matches between Team Europe and Team World.
The two athletes also showed their excitement. Nadal said, “It will be amazing if we can form a pair for the doubles. We strongly desire to play as teammates.”
“We spoke of forming a pair for the doubles someday for a long time. I wish to see his powerful forehand shot.” Federer said. “The audience will definitely be thrilled.”
Nadal and Federer have been competing against each other since 2000, ruling as the two best players in the world of men’s tennis. The two athletes had equal shares of the four major championships this year as well. Nadal won the championships in the French Open and the U.S. Open, and Federer won the championships in the Australian Open and the Wimbledon Championships.