Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal couldn’t be more pumped for Laver Cup return

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Roger Federer says that Rafael Nadal ‘couldn’t be more pumped’ for the Laver Cup, even though he’d have personally understood if his old rival had opted to take a break instead.

Nadal was part of Team Europe in the inaugural Laver Cup in 2017, but missed last year due to injury concerns.

He, though, fresh from his US Open triumh is back in the line-up again alongside Federer, and he apparently couldn’t be more committed.

“He couldn’t be more pumped up for this event,” Federer told the press on Wednesday.

“He just won the US Open. It would have been so easy for him to say, ‘Look, I need a break.’

“But he said, ‘No, my break’s coming afterwards. I push it all aside, and I’m doing this because I really believe in the concept of the Laver Cup. And I believe in you guys.’”

The Laver Cup build-up is properly underway now, with the two temas presented to the public on the balcony of the Palais Eynard, Parc des Bastions.

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And now, accoridng to Federer, the read business begins.

“It’s been energetic, it’s been thrilling, it’s been exciting,” Federer added.

“The two teams have finally clashed and seen each other. We are all ready to go.

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