Tennis - Tennis: Federer, Nadal relish teaming up at Laver Cup

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(L to R) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Swedish former tennis player Bjorn Borg and former tennis player of Australia Rod Laver pose on the stage ahead of the tennis Laver Cup on September 20, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.European players compete against players from the rest of the World during the Laver Cup tournament that runs from from September 22-24. (AFP Photo/Michal Cizek)

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(L to R) Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Swedish former tennis player Bjorn Borg and former tennis player of Australia Rod Laver pose on the stage ahead of the tennis Laver Cup on September 20, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.European players compete against players from the rest of the World during the Laver Cup tournament that runs from from September 22-24. (AFP Photo/Michal Cizek)

- Long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will achieve a career first in Prague this weekend when they play side-by-side in the Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup golf style event featuring Team Europe against Team World. It will the two legends' first appearance on the same side of the court in a rivalry which has spanned the best part of two decades. "I would love to play with Rafa and see that forehand do damage on the other side," said Federer. "I’m sure that the crowd would go absolutely crazy and just because of that it would just be great to play." Joining Federer and Nadal in the Europe team are fellow top 10 players Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem with former number four Tomas Berdych making up the squad. Team World, skippered by John McEnroe, features four Americans -- Frances Tiafoe, Sam Querrey, John Isner and Jack Sock as well as Australian crowd puller Nick Kyrgios and Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.


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