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Rafael Nadal to team up with Roger Federer again at 2019 Laver Cup

Nadal will join Federer at the 2019 Laver Cup (Picture: Getty Images for Laver Cup)
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By admin , in Sprots , at December 13, 2018

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Nadal will join Federer at the 2019 Laver Cup (Picture: Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Rafael Nadal will join Roger Federer at the Laver Cup in 2019, having missed this years edition.

The world No. 2 will team up with the 20-time Grand Slam champion in Geneva, with Bjorn Borgs Team Europe targeting a third straight win over John McEnroes Team World.

Federer and Nadal famously played doubles together at the 2017 Laver Cup – a team dubbed Fedal – and its likely to be one of the biggest selling points of the competition this time around.

Im looking forward to playing the Laver Cup in Geneva next year and am very excited to be named in the team by our captain Bjorn Borg, Nadal said. I will do my best to live up to the great performances we had in Prague last year.

Nadal and Federer won the title in 2017 (Picture: Getty)

The Laver Cup is a different event, it brings together players who are adversaries for all of the year, and its a wonderful experience to come together as a team, to work together, to help each other, and to get to know other players in a new way.

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Federer added: Weve all been blown away by the success of the Laver Cup, which in just two years has become so special to all the players whove been involved from both teams.

Im excited captain Bjorn has named both me and Rafa for Team Europe. We had a blast in Prague and it will be very special for me to team up with him again in Switzerland to try and defend our title.

John McEnroe has made it very clear how motivated Team World is to win and well need to compete hard to stay undefeated. I know from lots of first-hand experience how tough it is to compete against Rafa and its a huge boost to our team to have him on Team Europe.

Borg named Nadal and Federer in his team (Picture: Getty)

Theres extra pressure on the Laver Cup to be a success in 2019 with the reformatted Davis Cup and the new ATP Cup on the horizon, and Federer is determined to gather all of the worlds top stars in his home country.

World No. 1 Djokovic joined the Swiss in Chicago in 2018, and it remains to be seen if the Serb returns to the competition in September.

It doesnt get much better for a captain than naming both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the Laver Cup in Geneva, Borg said.

Will Djokovic team up with Nadal and Federer? (Picture: Getty)

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.

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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 teammates from the player bench.

We saw again the same special moments in Chicago, and how much this event means to the players. I cant wait to see how the Laver Cup unfolds in Geneva as Team Europe regroups to defend our title.

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