Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year.
With a combined 31 major titles, Rafa and Roger have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf’s Ryder Cup.
We have been rivals my whole career, so to be on the same team and playing doubles together will be something very, very special and I am very excited about it.
I think it’s going to absolutely unbelievable, to be on the same side of the net as Rafa, finally!
He has the biggest forehand and now I can actually support him and say, ‘Hey, we want more!’ I will get so much joy out of it. I can’t wait to play doubles with Rafa.
Named for Australian tennis great Rod Laver, the competition was first announced in January. A team of European players will face off against a group from the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague. Each team will have six players, with competition featuring three singles matches and one doubles match each day.
Former rivals Bjorn Borg (Europe) and John McEnroe (World team) were announced as captains.
Sources: AP, Laver Cup