ATP Tour News: Federer & Nadal To Compete In 2022 Laver Cup, Hope For ‘Fedal’ Comeback

Roger Federer serving at 2009 Wimbledon. By Squeaky Knees from Cornwall, UK, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org
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2/3/2022

The 2022 Laver Cup will be played at The O2 in London

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will compete in this year’s Laver Cup, to be held from 23-25 September at The O2 in London, the event announced on Thursday.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back into competition later this year and Laver Cup is very much part of my plan,” Federer said according to the Laver Cup website. “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.”

This will be the third time that Federer and Nadal have been on Team Europe in the same year. They played a doubles match together in Prague in 2017.

“Rafa is an incredible person and an inspiration to me and countless others around the world. He messaged me on social media after the Laver Cup in Boston last year suggesting we play doubles in London,” Federer said. “I am definitely up for a Laver Cup ‘Fedal’ comeback!” 

Nadal added that the Laver Cup “is such a unique event and I’ve loved competing in it”. The Spaniard is also hoping to play doubles again with Federer.

“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!” Nadal said of Team Europe Captain Bjorn Borg. “Roger has been a huge part of my career, a big rival and also a true friend. To be part of Team Europe together is great and if we’re able to possibly share the court one more time as a doubles pairing, then this would be a truly special experience for us both at this stage in our careers.”

Nadal is fresh off winning a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, where he rallied past Daniil Medvedev in a gripping five-setter in the championship match to lift the trophy.

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