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Federer, Nadal set to reunite at 2019 Laver Cup

2018-12-14 14:46
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (AP)

Cape Town - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will resume their iconic Laver Cup partnership at next year's event in Geneva, European captain Bjorn Borg has confirmed.

Fans were treated to the unusual sight of all-time greats Federer and Nadal teaming up in doubles at the inaugural edition in Prague two years ago, followed by Nadal rushing out to embrace Federer after the Swiss ace secured victory for Europe by beating Nick Kyrgios.

Injury prevented Nadal from taking part in the 2018 event, but both men are once again pencilled in for Team Europe next year.

"It doesn’t get much better for a captain than naming both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the Laver Cup in Geneva,” Borg told the Laver Cup's official website.

"Bringing together two of the greatest players, and rivals, the sport has ever seen together on one team is very exciting for our sport - and will give us the best possible chance to win the Laver Cup three years in a row.

"When we first played Laver Cup in Prague, with both Roger and Rafa on the team, we knew it would be very special, bringing together two such great champions. But I think we all underestimated how powerful it would be to see them sitting side by side, coaching each other and cheering each other on, along with their team-mates from the player bench.

"We saw again the same special moments in Chicago, and how much this event means to the players. I can’t wait to see how the Laver Cup unfolds in Geneva as Team Europe regroups to defend our title."

Europe won this year's Laver Cup when they beat Team World in Chicago.

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