LONDON: The top Serbian seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic confirmed on Friday that he will join Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray in Team Europe for the upcoming fifth edition of Laver Cup 2022.
Djokovic, fresh from capturing his seventh Wimbledon title earlier this month here, will be returning to compete in the fifth Laver Cup, scheduled in September.
The former top-ranked Tennis player will be seen in action here after the second edition, held in Chicago.
The Big 4 are in for London. Djokovic will join Nadal, Murray and Federer as teammates to defend the Laver Cup on Team Europe at The O2. pic.twitter.com/VoMFTBLsM3
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) July 22, 2022
The 21-time Grand Slam champion claimed that he is ecstatic to be joining Team Europe which features his usual rivals Federer, Nadal, and Murray.
“I’m really excited to be joining Team Europe again for the Laver Cup at London’s O2 arena in September,” Djokovic stated.
“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,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Laver Cup, named after the Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, is played on a dramatic black court. The three-day team competition pits six of the best players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the World.
Team Europe are yet to fill in two more spots in their line-up whilst Team World so far consists of Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, America’s Taylor Fritz and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman.