Rafael Nadal may follow Roger Federer in bending Laver Cup rules with Cameron Norrie help

The rest of Team Europe and Team World arrived by Wednesday in time for a photo op at the Tower of London that night but Nadal joined them a day later and thanked his teammates for waiting for him as he said: “I can’t thank enough the rest of the team for wait[ing for] me until today that I had a tough personal situation now, so thank you very much, everyone, first of all.”

Given his comments at the US Open as well as his ongoing personal issues, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the 36-year-old opted not to strain himself in singles and also withdrew following his doubles match with Federer, with Norrie taking his place for Saturday’s singles match. If Nadal does withdraw, he will have to choose between staying to cheer on his team from the sidelines or returning home to Mallorca to be with his wife.