Dynamic Doubles Duo: Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Rafael Nadal, from Spain, serves during a match against Borna Coric, from Croatia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
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NEW YORK (AP) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year.

With a combined 31 major titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup.

Named for Australian tennis great Rod Laver, the competition was first announced in January. A team of European players will face off against a group from the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague.

Former rivals Bjorn Borg (Europe) and John McEnroe (World team) were announced Wednesday as captains.