Novak Djokovic confirms he will join Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to form Laver Cup ‘dream team’ consisting of 66 grand slams between them

    For the first time in Laver Cup history, Novak Djokovic will join forces with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to represent Team Europe.

    The star-studded 2022 edition will take place in London in September with Federer, Nadal and Murray previously having committed to the event.

    Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon title earlier this month and will be back in London in September for the Laver Cup

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    Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon title earlier this month and will be back in London in September for the Laver Cup

    Nadal and Federal have confirmed their places for Team Europe at the Laver Cup event

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    Nadal and Federal have confirmed their places for Team Europe at the Laver Cup event

    But now, this year’s Wimbledon champion has thrown his name into the mix to complete the ‘Big Four’ who share a staggering 66 Grand Slams between them.

    “I’m really excited to be joining Team Europe again for the Laver Cup in September,” Djokovic told reporters after his triumph at Wimbledon earlier this month.

    “The Laver Cup is the only competition where you can have all the big rivals, the ‘Big Three’, ‘Big Four’ players joining in the same team,” .

    “Of course, it’s a very different and exciting concept for us players, but also for the fans around the world.”

    Djokovic and Federer are teaming up having been rivals for so long

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    Djokovic and Federer are teaming up having been rivals for so long

    Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joins the star-studded list of names for Team Europe

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    Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joins the star-studded list of names for Team Europe

    The 21-time Grand Slam winner is set to make his second Laver Cup appearance after being a part of Europe’s winning side in 2018 where he teamed with Federer in the doubles, eventually losing to Team World’s Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock.

    The Laver Cup is an annual tournament formed in 2017 and is intended to be the ‘Ryder Cup’ of tennis with Europe’s top talents facing off against a team comprised of players from the rest of the world.

    The 2022 tournament will take place at the O2 Arena from 23-25 September.

    Bjorn Borg will lead a rampant Team Europe in London after having lifted the trophy at all four previous editions of the Laver Cup.

    Meanwhile, John McEnroe will captain team World and will have Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Diego Schwartzman at his disposal for the event.

    Djokovic could have plenty of preparation time as he is set to miss the US Open next month.

    America requires non-citizens to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter.

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