Roger Federer will play alongside his long-term rival Rafael Nadal for the Swiss final tourney as a professional tennis player in the Laver Cup on Friday night.
The Swiss legend disclosed his decision to retire from tennis earlier this month, and this weekend’s event at the O2 Arena will see him say bye to competitive tennis.
Federer has always hoped to play doubles for Team Europe alongside Nadal.
The captain of Team Europe, Bjorn Borg has endowed the 20-time grand slam champion his wish, and he will take to the court with Nadal, a 22-time major winner, to face Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World at around 9 pm on Friday.
‘I’m not sure if I can handle it all, but I’ll try,’ said Federer, 41.
‘This one feels a whole lot different. I’m happy to have him on my team and not play against him.
‘Playing with Rafa feels really different. To be able to do it one more time, I’m sure it will be wonderful and I’ll try my very best.