Roger Federer plays final doubles match with Rafael Nadal at Laver Cup: How to watch, stream, TV channel, time

Roger Federer is pairing with Rafael Nadal as he plays the last ATP match of his profession at the Laver Cup on Friday as they represent Team Europe. The draw, revealed Thursday, has them betting Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock representing Team World.

The occasion is occurring in London, which is the exact same city in which Federer has actually signed up 8 Wimbledon songs titles, an all-time males’s record. The 20-time Grand Slam champ stated he will just play one match, which 26-year-old Matteo Berrettini from Italy will take his location for the remainder of the competitors. This is because of Federer’s continuous injury problems. 

How to see Federer/Nadal vs. Sock/Tiafoe

  • Date: Sept. 23 
  • Time:  *3:30 p.m. ET (following the conclusion of the previous match)
  • Location:  The O2 Arena in London
  • Watch:  Tennis Channel
  • Stream: fuboTV (shot for totally free)

Friday will not be the very first time Nadal and Federer discover themselves on the exact same side of the court. They played together at the really first Laver Cup in 2017, and Sock was likewise among their challengers. Before that, they had actually just practiced together when, since, as Federer stated at that time, they were “always and forever be rivals” as long as they were both are active. 

During their 2017 interview, Nadal stated that the inaugural Laver Cup was an “ideal” day to lastly play together. Now, it’s difficult to argue that the exact same can’t be stated about Friday’s match. 

On Thursday’s interview, Nadal explained their tennis relationship as a “friendly rivalry” and stated seeing Federer leave will not be simple.

“Tomorrow is going to be a special thing,” Nadal stated. “I think a very difficult one. It’s going to be difficult to handle everything especially for Roger without a doubt, for me too. One of the most important players, if not the most important player in my tennis career is leaving. This moment is going to be difficult. Of course, I am super excited and grateful to play with him.”

In overall, Federer and Nadal have actually fulfilled 40 times throughout their professions, 14 of those in Grand Slams. They provided fans instantaneous classics such as the 2008 Wimbledon Final. 

The 3rd member of the Big Three of males’s tennis, Novak Djokovic, will likewise be participating this weekend. The Serbian experienced bet Federer on 50 events. He stated he comprehends that this weekend is a competitors, however that there is no doubt Federer is the most essential story on everybody’s mind.

“Most of us have watched and admired Rogers’ success and achievements… we will do our best to contribute to the team and have a good performance, but at the same time, marvel and celebrate his career because he deserves it in a great way,” Djokovic stated.

Federer and Nadal are set to use Friday’s night session, which starts at 2 p.m. ET. Their match is most likely to begin around 4 p.m. ET. The match will be offered on the Tennis Channel. 

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