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Watch: Federer & Nadal Become Doubles Partners In Laver Cup

Watch: Federer & Nadal Become Doubles Partners In Laver Cup

The inaugural Laver Cup is taking place in Prague this weekend.

Pitching Team Europe against Team World, it is a mixed bag of singles and doubles matches between some of the most prominent figures in men's tennis.

Respectively captained by BjΓΆrn Borg and John McEnroe, with a comparative majors count of 36 - 0 in Europe's favour, it was never necessarily going to be an exhibition of competitive tennis.

With the Europeans leading 9-3 going into the last day of tennis today, success seems all but assured for Borg's 6 team.

However, one particular pairing - contributing all but one of those 36 majors between them - has nevertheless managed to capture the imagination last night.

Direct competitors throughout the bulk of their singles careers, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal became doubles partners for about 81 minutes last night.

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Facing two Americans in Sam Querrey and Jack Sock, the European pair would see out a 2-1 victory in the best of 3 match.

With a combined age of 67, it wasn't necessarily smooth throughout though.

There were a few moments where each player's instincts seemed to override the dimensions of a court they were now sharing.

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Winning the opening set 6-4, Team Europe was then pegged back in the 2nd - Querrey and Sock impressively claiming a 6-1 win.

Yet, in the tie-breaking set, some of the pair's class shone through and they established their 1-0 professional record as doubles partners.

They seemed content with their evening's work.

The outstanding highlight of the weekend's schedule, it isn't known whether this duo will ever play together again.

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