Tennis’ ‘Big Four’ will unite at this year’s Laver Cup after Novak Djokovic confirmed that he will join Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray and compete for Group Europe.
The European Dream Team, led by 11-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg, will take on John McEnroe’s Team World in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup at London’s O2 Stadium in late September.
Djokovic will make his first appearance in the tournament since 2018 in Chicago.
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Djokovic said he was “delighted” after beating Nick Kyrgios last month to win his seventh Wimbledon singles title and join Group Europe.
It’s the only competition where you can play in a team with the guys you normally compete with and join Rafa, Roger and Andy – three of my greatest rivals of all time. A 21-time Grand Slam singles champion in the history of our sport.
Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray dominated the golden age of tennis, winning 66 of the last 76 Grand Slam singles titles. From February 2004 to February 2022, one of them will occupy the highest position in the ranking.
“I don’t think I ever imagined having these four icons of the sport together on one team,” Bjorg said.
“I know that they appreciate the importance of this moment as much as I do and that they really stand for it.
“Every year our goal is to win. With Rafa, Roger, Andy and Novak in the team, I like our chances.”
The European team still needs two more players to complete its six-man roster.
McEnroe’s Team World so far includes Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliasime, America’s Taylor Fritz and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.
Named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, the Laver Cup is a three-day team tournament on a black court built at the O2. It will match 6 of Europe’s best players with 6 of the world’s best players.
The European team is still unbeaten in the Laver Cup, having won in Prague 2017, Chicago 2018, Geneva 2019 and Boston 2021.