The great team that the Laver Cup dreams of forming

The flame of the Big 4 is going out. Yes ok Rafael Nadal (4th) won both Grand Slams of the season, Novak Djokovic (3rd) continues to be one of the best in the world and Andy Murray (52nd) scores some triumphs in most of the tournaments he plays, the passage of time is inexorable for everyone and, despite the illusion of several fans, the three are closer to the end of their careers than to their most successful stage. Not to mention Roger Federer (97th), who has not played for a year and who has already reached four decades of life.

Murray confirmed his participation. (@LaverCup)

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That is why the Laver Cup, which will be held this year from September 23 to 25 at the 02 Arena in London, wants to have the highest grossing edition in history and hopes to be able to bring these four players together. In fact, This Wednesday the presence of the British was confirmed, who thus joins the Swiss and the Spanish. “I’m really looking forward to playing the tournament in London. I’ve heard a lot of good things and I’m excited to team up with Roger and Rafa for Team EuropeMurray stated.

Murray will play the Laver Cup for the first time.  (EFE)

Murray will play the Laver Cup for the first time. (EFE)

However, the idea of ​​the organizers (Roger is one of them) is to also be able to count on Nole, who did not close the door to join the tournament. “The Laver Cup is the only competition where you can find all the big rivals. And in this case we could join the four in the same team“, said the Serbian, in words collected by Punto de Break. He added: “It is a different and exciting concept for us, but also for the fans. The tradition of tennis in Great Britain has contributed to a tournament as successful as this one, so it would be a pleasure to return.”

Djokovic does not get out of the Laver Cup. (EFE)

Djokovic does not get out of the Laver Cup. (EFE)

Secondly, John McEnroe, captain of the Rest of the World team, secured the presence of Felix Auger-Aliassime (9th), Taylor Fritz (14th) and Diego Schwartzman (15th). Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Jack Sock, John Isner, Reilly Opelka and Alex de Miñaur are other tennis players who have already been part of this competition in previous editions.

Schwartzman will play his third Laver Cup. (AFP)

Schwartzman will play his third Laver Cup. (AFP)

The hegemony of the Europa team

The contest will be held for the fifth time. After its debut in Prague in 2017, the competition went through Chicago, Geneva and Boston. So far, the victory has always been for the European side. In fact, in 2017 it was 15-9; in 2018, 13-8; in 2019, 13-11; and in 2021 there was the most convincing result of all: 14-1 for those led by Björn Borg.

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