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Bjorn Borg Must Pair Nadal-Federer For Doubles at Laver Cup

Bjorn Borg Must Pair Nadal-Federer For Doubles at Laver Cup”

The network will carry the entire three-day event live beginning on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 a.m. ET. "I am just here to try my best, every time the captain wants me on court, I am just here to try to help the team to win the Laver Cup". The event is named after Hall of Famer Rod Laver, whom many consider the greatest of all-time. Players have arrived at the O2 arena in Prague, which has been outfitted with a black court.

Speaking on Wednesday, the 18-time Grand Slam champion admitted he struggled in the days after his defeat, suffering from a number of physical problems.

Through both singles and doubles matches the two teams will play to reach 13 total points.

PRAGUE (AP) - With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup team tennis tournament, expectations are running high about the chance of seeing the two as doubles partners. Every player must play in at least one singles match over the weekend but no more than two. If the teams are tied at the end of regular play on Sunday, a deciding doubles set will be played.

Nadal and Federer have won two grand slam titles each in 2017, with Federer securing the Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns, while Nadal earned a 10th success at Roland Garros and a third US Open title. "We've talked about that years ago to play in some tournament together".

Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych are also on the European team to face Sam Querrey, John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, Jack Sock, Denis Shapovalov and Frances Tiafoe.

"We're definitely underdogs, going into it, but I think we've got the weapons and we can definitely win this competition".

Common sense, however, has never played a big part in professional sport which is why we are looking forward to a new event crowbarred into the tennis calendar, the Laver Cup.

The Laver Cup is a joint initiative between TRIDENT8, Tennis Australia, the USTA and Jorge Paulo Lemann.



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