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Federer, Nadal to join forces for inaugural Laver Cup

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 12:38 IST

Johannesburg, Aug.25 (ANI): Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will come together to play the men's doubles event for Europe against the Rest of the World in the inaugural edition of the Ryder Cup-style event, Laver Cup to be held next year.

While admitting that he was feeling great with the idea of not facing the big forehand, Federer said that it would be unbelievable situation for him to be on the same side of the net as Nadal.

Meanwhile, former Grand Slam heavyweight champions Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the European and World teams respectively for the first three years of the tournament, which is named after Rod Laver, the last man to achieve the calendar Grand Slam in 1969.

According to the Sport24, the organizers of the tournament have also been trying hard to rope in the current top two players in the world - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray for the event.

According to the format of the Laver Cup, the tournament will be played every year except in an Olympic season and will feature four matches each day, including three in singles, one in doubles.

The inaugural edition of the tournament is slated to be held in Prague from September 22- September 24 next year. (ANI)