Nadal's own future in sports remains in the air even though he won the season's opening two majors.
The Spaniard halted his preparations midway and flew back to his country to take part in his childhood friend’s wedding ceremony.
Federer and Nadal suffered a 4-6, 7-6(2), 11-9 defeat against the American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe in the Laver Cup 2022.
Nadal and Federer lost their doubles fixture against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock 4-6, 7-6(2), 11-9.
Rafael Nadal also expressed his desire to share the court alongside his biggest rival in the history of the sport.
Both the decorative Tennis players have met each other 40 times on the court but Nadal leads the tally 24-16 against Federer, including 14-10 in finals.
In a post-match interview at the Flushing Meadows, Nadal credited Frances Tiafoe for his deserving victory.
Tiafoe is now the first American man to reach the last eight in New York since John Isner in 2018.
Nadal registered a 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 win to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
Nadal has entered the third round of the US Open 2022, where he will face Richard Gasquet of France on Saturday.
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