Roger Federer expresses desire to play doubles with Rafael Nadal in his last match



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Roger Federer expresses desire to play doubles with Rafael Nadal in his last match

Retiring tennis icon Roger Federer has admitted that he would definitely love to play doubles with Rafael Nadal in his final match. On Tuesday, Federer spoke with the Swiss press and revealed that his goal is to play doubles at the Laver Cup on Friday.

That would be Federer's first match in 14 months and also the final match of his career. At the 2017 Laver Cup, Federer and Nadal teamed up in a doubles match. Federer and Nadal are once again set to represent Team Europe at the Laver Cup.

"Maybe I can play a doubles with Rafa, that would be an absolute dream," Federer said, via SRF Sport.

Federer rules out playing singles at the Laver Cup

“I'm happy and surprised at how good my shots are.

But I won't be able to play singles, that was pretty clear beforehand. That's why it was no longer an option to compete at the Swiss Indoors at the end of October. I'll probably play doubles here on Friday night," Federer explained.

Last Thursday, Federer announced his retirement via a letter. “I didn't want to see a video of myself in a year or so..So I wrote a letter..I went through every word umpteen times, by the end there were probably 25 versions, it went back and forth for about two weeks.

I am very satisfied with the result," Federer said.

When asked about the reaction from his kids Federer revealed that they were sad and started crying.

“They were sad, three of the four had to cry. But they also always said: stop playing tennis, we want to go skiing with you," Federer revealed.

The last three years haven't been easy for Federer health-wise.

Since 2020, Federer has spent a lot of time at home with his family and friends so he is pretty adjusted to what will bring the new chapter of his life. Hopefully, Federer's final appearance at the Laver Cup goes well and his knee holds up.