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Nadal set to play at Laver Cup amid retirement speculation

MADRID: Organizers of the Laver Cup have announced that tennis icon Rafa Nadal will grace the courts once again, marking what could potentially be one of his final appearances before retirement. The 37-year-old Spaniard, who recently made a comeback at the Barcelona Open after battling injuries, is eyeing the 2024 season as his farewell tour.

Nadal, a 22-times Grand Slam champion, will be making his fourth appearance at the prestigious three-day team tournament, known for its electrifying matchups between Europe and the rest of the world. Fondly recalling his past Laver Cup experiences, including a memorable partnership with Roger Federer in 2022, Nadal expressed his determination to seize every opportunity on the court.

Joining a star-studded Team Europe lineup featuring top-10 players like Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, and Alexander Zverev, Nadal’s inclusion adds a legendary flair to the event. Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg, in his final year at the helm, expressed his delight at having Nadal on board, emphasizing the Spaniard’s status as a true champion and a pillar of the sport.

As anticipation builds for the Laver Cup set to take place in Berlin from Sept. 20-22, fans eagerly await the chance to witness Nadal’s prowess once again on the international stage.

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