Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will return to play together: this is what can be seen from the social profiles of the Laver Cup. The two former world number ones will return to play together in the Laver Cup tournament to be held in London, at the O2 Arena, from 23 to 25 September.
Federer and Nadal participated together in the Laver Cup for two editions, namely that of 2017 and that of 2019. However, only in the first edition of the tournament organized by the Swiss tennis player, held in Prague, the two played together in the doubles match.
On the second day of the match between Europe and the rest of the world, Federer and Nadal had defeated the Americans Sam Querrey and Jack Sock with a score of 6–4, 1–6, [10–5]. It therefore seems all confirmed for the return of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Although the news comes from the official profiles of the tournament created by Roger Federer, the physical conditions of the Swiss tennis player are still uncertain. Rafael Nadal is back in competition after suffering a foot injury.
The Spanish tennis player started the new tennis season directly at the Australian Open, where he triumphed by beating the Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final in five sets. If the first Grand Slam of the season demonstrated Nadal’s great athletic condition, the same cannot be said about Roger Federer.
In an interview with the sponsor Credit Suisse, also taken up by the Gazzetta dello Sport, he is not very confident about the recovery times and the return to the ATP circuit: “I think the situation will be clearer around April”, he said.
Federer on his wife Mirka
Roger Federer recently opened up on how he has dealt with staying home the last two years while recovering from a serious knee injury. The Swiss also spoke briefly about his family supporting him during his time away from the tour before looking back on his career.
“The last few years have definitely shown me how it could be, how to manage a sort of slower life… because I actually feel very, very busy [nowadays],” Roger Federer said. “I wake up earlier than ever because my body doesn’t need as much rest as it used to.
I actually have more time on my hands when I wake up at 7 o’ clock in the morning. I wanna remain curious and really learn, you know…. just working hard, but still enjoy the process.” Federer added that his wife Mirka gave him a fresh perspective on his retirement, before insisting that he had no regrets when it came to spending more time with his kids.
“My wife has told me don’t jump from one to the next, if you want to retire, make time, you know? See what you do, there will be opportunities, and my kids are at a very important age right now, boys are seven, girls are twelve,” Federer said.
“And I wanna be there, you know? To support them as a dad, I feel I’ve been there so, so much and I don’t have any regrets when it comes to that.