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Federer's Final Match Comes in Doubles Alongside Rival Nadal

Nadal and Federer first teamed up for a doubles match in the 2017 Laver Cup.

Nadal and Federer first teamed up for a doubles match in the 2017 Laver Cup.

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London (AP) -- It was quite a collection of tennis luminaries sharing the black indoor hard court for a Laver Cup doubles practice session Thursday, 66 Grand Slam titles among them, a group collectively nicknamed the Big Four: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on one side of the net; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on the other.

This team event founded by his management company marks the end of Federer's career, and his last match will come Friday night alongside longtime rival Nadal for Team Europe against the Team World doubles pairing of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.