Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray to represent Europe

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Rogers Federer and Andy Murray to represent Europe in the Laver Cup.

Long time Tennis rivals Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Rogers Federer and Andy Murray are set to represent Europe in the Laver Cup in London.

This will be the first occasion where the four Tennis players will compete as team after they have competed in several grand slam.

Wimbledon winner Djokovic was named as the fourth member of the six-man Team Europe on Friday.

The 35-year-old Serb joining his long-time rivals at the fifth edition of the ATP-sanctioned event from Sept. 23-25.

The tournament that was named after Australian great Rod Laver which is a  three-day team event will see the six of Europe’s top players against six from the rest of the world.

“It’s the only competition where you can play in a team environment with guys that you’re normally competing against and to be joining Rafa, Roger and Andy – three of my biggest all-time rivals – it’s going to be a truly unique moment in the history of our sport,” Djokovic said in a statement.

Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray have dominated men’s tennis over the last two decades, winning 66 Grand Slam titles between them.

Nadal holds a men’s record 22 Grand Slam titles with Djokovic, who played in the second edition of the Laver Cup in 2018, one behind.

London’s O2 Arena, which hosted the men’s season-ending ATP Finals from 2009 to 2020, will stage the Cup with Team Europe, captained by Bjorn Borg, having won all the previous editions.

“I don’t think I could have imagined having these four icons of the sport on one team together,” said Borg. “I know they, like I, appreciate the significance of this moment and will be truly up for it.

“Each year our goal is to win. With Rafa, Roger, Andy and Novak on the team, I like our chances.”




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