Laver Cup 2022: The 'BIG FOUR', Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to play in Team Europe
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to play in Team Europe
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray will be playing in Team Europe in September 2022 competing in the Laver Cup taking place later this year. The Big Four of Tennis will eyeing the title as the organizers announed on Friday that Djokovic will join the Nadal, Murray and Federer for the cup. He won Wimbledon this month for his 21st Grand Slam title. That puts him one ahead of Federer and one behind Nadal for the most by a man in tennis history. Murray owns three major championships.
It will be a treat for fans to watch the 'Big Four' of tennis -- Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray -- play together in the same team as they have joined forces to represent Team Europe for the first time in Laver Cup history.
As per ATP, Djokovic has announced his commitment to the event, with Nadal, Federer and Murray already confirmed to participate in the competition's fifth edition, scheduled to be held in September, 2022. The Serbian is set for his second Laver Cup appearance and will be seeking his first match wins in the competition.
Djokovic was a part of Team Europe's winning 2018 side, but lost two Match Tie-breaks -- one in singles and one in doubles -- in his only matches. He teamed with Federer in doubles, but they fell to Team World's Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock.
"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," Djokovic said at Wimbledon, where he won his 21st Grand Slam title earlier this month.
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
"Of course, it is a very different and exciting concept for us players, but also for the fans around the world," he added.
Captain Bjorn Borg`s Team Europe has reigned supreme since the inaugural Laver Cup in 2017, lifting the trophy at all four of the event's previous editions.
The 2022 Laver Cup will be held from September 23-25 at The O2 Arena. Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Diego Schwartzman have committed to represent Team World alongside captain John McEnroe. (With IANS and PTI inputs)