Federer and Nadal team up in doubles

Federer and Nadal team up in doubles

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both combined to play a doubles match for the first time in their career on Saturday.
The pair who share 35 Grand Slam titles between them, played as doubles partners for the first time on the second day of the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, Czech capital.

The Laver Cup brings together the best players comprising of team Europe and team World over three days similar to the golf’s Ryder Cup format.

Swiss Federer and Spaniard Nadal, are part of Team Europe alongside, Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem captained by Bjorn Borg while Sam Querry, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe, John Isner and Denis Shapovalov, who impressed at the US Open captained by John McEnroe have represented Team World.

Federer and Nadal beat American duo of Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4 1-6 (10-5) in 81 minutes to give Team Europe a 9-3 lead.
Federer had not played with a partner for two years, since pairing up with Stan Wawrinka in the Davis Cup, and it was easily spotted when the pair almost smashed the same ball.

The remaining four matches, to be played on Sunday worth three points each. With 12 points available, the winner will be the first to reach 13 points.

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