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Roger Federer to bow out by playing doubles with Rafael Nadal

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Roger Federer will play doubles with his old rival Rafael Nadal in the last match of his 24-year professional career at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.

The 20-times grand-slam champion, 41, confirmed on Wednesday that he would not contest the singles in the team competition between Europe and the rest of the world.

In his first full press conference since announcing his retirement last Thursday, Federer admitted that he was not physically capable of playing one-on-one tennis this weekend at the O2 arena.

This means that Federer will take to the court for one final time in official competition on Friday evening. After discussions with the Europe captain, Bjorn Borg, it was confirmed Nadal and Federer — who have shared one of sport’s

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