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Rafael Nadal’s advice to Roger Federer during Laver Cup showdown with Nick Kyrgios revealed

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Roger Federer of Team Europe took on Nick Kyrgios of Team World as the pair aimed to clinch the first Laver Cup title since its introduction this year.

It was the latter that came out on top during the first set, winning 6-4.

However, Federer came back and went on to win 4-6, 7-6, (8-6) 11-9, ultimately allowing Team Europe to get their hands on the cup.

It looked to be heading to a doubles decider in the final stages, but the Swiss made sure of the victory with Europe ending the three-day tournament 15-9 winners.

Federer started the match on the back foot and was seen talking to teammate and world number one Rafael Nadal during the opening set.

The Spaniard was then asked by Sky Sports following the match what advice he gave Federer before he went on to complete an impressive come-back.

“Just to be a bit more aggressive,” Nadal said.

“He is playing great, and controlling the points from the base line.

“But we thought that he could be a bit more aggressive on the forehand and Roger agreed.”

You can see Nadal giving Federer advice in the below video.

Nadal coaching Federer? Safe to say not many tennis fans would have ever expected to see that happen on the tennis court.

Despite the pair battling it out for the world number one title away from the competition, it seemed to be their team work that instigated Federer’s come-back to clinch the title.

Nadal’s attention now turns to the China Open of which will kick off at the start of next week.

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As for Federer, he will be preparing to embark on the Shanghai Masters which commences a week after.

It's safe to say the inaugural Laver Cup went down successfully, with tennis fans loving the opportunity to see Nadal and Federer pair up.

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Maria Sharapova
Novak Djokovic
Serena Williams
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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