The world came to a standstill for 79 minutes on September 23 as two giants of tennis produced an impressive display, partnering for the first time at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague.
They are none other than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
We have seen them facing off against each other on numerous occasions over the years, fighting for supremacy on the tennis court, but it is indeed a rarity to watch the duo in action contesting a match being on the same side.
The event taking place in the indoor court of the O2 Arena at the heart of Czech Republic provided us the opportunity to witness the genius of the pair as they took on American counterparts Sam Querrey and Jack Sock.
Despite some minor hindrances in the second set, where they were completely outlasted by their rival, Federer and Nadal came to their elements soon to register an emphatic win on the night, with the scoreline 6-4, 1-6, 10-5.
However, there were several engaging moments during the match, but one instance couldn’t escape the watchful eyes of the Swiss ace.
Referring to an incident in the opening set, Federer took to social media, posting a GIF clip of himself missing a shot near the net – while the scoreline stated 4-3 in favour of the world number one and two.
The 36-year-old has portrayed in the past his witty side, especially with his posts in the social media platform and this time it was no different.
Despite missing the swing completely, he swayed the matter into another direction, claiming it was indeed his own stunt to observe the reaction time of his Spanish partner.
The current campaign has been brilliant for both stalwarts as they each won two of the four Grand Slams this year and have re-established their dominance once again.
Representing Europe in the tournament, the dynamic duo’s victory thereby handed Team Europe a 9-3 lead, and they're set to play a world team over the course of three days.
A combined 35 Grand Slams between the two, experts as well as fans across the globe are highly excited to see them in action once again and produce more magic on the tennis court in the upcoming days.
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