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Roger Federer To Partner With Rafael Nadal On Final Career Match; Tennis Icons Offer Congrats; How To Watch

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Tennis great Roger Federer, who recently announced his retirement from the game, will go out with a longtime friend and rival by his side: Rafael Nadal will partner with Federer tomorrow night for London’s Laver Cup.Federer, who has already started using the hashtag #Fedal on Instagram, will be paired with Nadal in a doubles match at London’s O2 Arena on Friday.

It will be the last match for Federer, who is retiring after undergoing multiple knee surgeries in recent years.At a press conference today, Federer said of Nadal, “For as long as we battled together, having always had this respect for one another – our families, our coaching teams – we always got along really well.” Nadal said he was “super excited” about the pairing, adding, “hopefully together we can create a good moment and maybe win a match.”Federer and Nadal will team up against Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

At a Laver Cup practice session today, Federer and Nadal posed on the court with two other tennis superstars, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.Federer’s final match drew well wishes from a number of tennis icons, including Andy Roddick, Chrissie Evert and “Pistol” Pete Sampras.

See their tweets below.The 2022 Laver Cup will be air on the Tennis Channel, with the Federer-Nadal doubles match set for the (local time) night session – around 7pm British time, 2 pm ET and 11 am PT.

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