When Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal Became Doubles Partners For The First Time
From Wimbledon to The French Open and beyond, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won it all when it comes to the magnificent game of tennis.
So what happens when you pair these two greats of the game together in a doubles match?
Well, we never thought we'd see the day, but that rather exciting prospect came true during the Laver Cup in Prague last year.
Representing team Europe, the legendary Roger Federer stepped onto the court with his doubles partner Rafael Nadal as the crowd looked on in awe.
It's official. Roger and Rafa are the best double act since Kenan and Kel.
The pair beat American duo Sam Querrey and Jack Sock in two sets, recording a 6-4 1-6 (10-5) victory to give Team Europe a 9-3 lead.
If you're a huge tennis fan, and have followed these two incredible athletes since day one, then this highlights reel of the pair playing together is pure bliss.
What a moment:
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Federer managed to win Wimbledon yet again last year, an eighth title following victories in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012, and will be hoping to win next month.
The ever-elegant Swiss eased his way past Marin Cilic in the final who was battling with a foot injury. The big serving Croatian even cried after the first set as he received medical attention though continued to play through the pain barrier.
The victory saw Federer surpass American legend Pete Sampras becoming the most successful open era male player on grass.
Federer and Nadal playing on the same doubles team right now on The Tennis Channel. I am basically in heaven.
- matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) September 23, 2017
The 35-year-old started 2017 with a bang by claiming the Australian Open, beating long-time rival Rafael Nadal, racking up his fifth title down under on the hard court.
On the other hand, Nadal just won the French Open for the eleventh time.
Isn't life a wonderful thing. Any chance of a permanent partnership, lads?
That was way too fun.
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