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Video: Roger Federer narrowly misses getting hit by Rafa Nadal, gives priceless reaction

Dhruv George
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3.25K   //    24 Sep 2017, 13:31 IST

It has finally happened! The Laver Cup has made everyone tennis fan's wish come true as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are back on the court once again. This time, however, they are both on the same side of the court in a doubles match. During their doubles matchup against Jack Sock and Sam Querrey, a priceless moment played out.

Federer was serving for the point, and when the ball was returned Federer went for it. But Rafa cheekily leaped up to receive the ball as Federer ducked. Fortunately, there was no collision between the two and Team Europe won the point.


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Image courtesy: Roger Federer on Twitter

However, Roger had been the one to give the call to take the shot. But Rafa stole it right from under his nose, or should I say above his head. Although both had fairly good overhead smashes, Rafa's gesture was his way of declaring that his overhead smash was bigger than Roger's.


To everyone's delight, Federer has said that he could get used to playing on the same side as Rafa, although they still have to watch each other's backs. But in all honesty, it was a treat to watch two of the greatest tennis players join forces and crush the opposition. What made it even better was the fact that since the two are great friends, it provided plenty of fun moments on the court.

The Spaniard and the Swiss have faced off against each other nearly 37 times in their career, this is the first time they have played alongside each other, needless to say, it is a partnership made in the loftiest corners of heaven.

Federer even tweeted about the incident after the match:


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