Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer get company in London, as Andy Murray joins Team Europe



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Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer get company in London, as Andy Murray joins Team Europe

A three-time Major winner Andy Murray will make his Laver Cup debut at home in London between September 23-25. Andy will compete for Team Europe during the fifth edition of the Laver Cup in front of his fans, joining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the blue squad.

These three players are confirmed for the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, with more high-quality competitors ready to join them in the following weeks. Struggling with injuries, Andy could not play the Laver Cup in the previous four editions, and he is now ready to shine in front of the home crowd at O2 Arena.

Murray finished the 2016 season on the ATP throne following a wild chase with Novak Djokovic, and it proved to be his last notable season. Dealing with a hip injury, Andy needed a couple of surgeries to get back into competition, starting all over and carving his path toward the top places.

The Briton gained almost 100 positions on the ATP ranking list since the start of the season, earning 17 victories in 2022 and hoping for more at his beloved Wimbledon in the second round. Murray lost the Sydney final in January to Aslan Karatsev before experiencing an early exit at the Australian Open.

The results were not better in Rotterdam, Doha, Indian Wells and Miami, with one victory at every event.

Andy Murray will make a debut at the Laver Cup in September.

Andy withdrew ahead of the Madrid Masters clash against Novak Djokovic before reaching the Stuttgart final on grass.

Murray is off to a winning start at Wimbledon, beating James Duckworth and setting the second-round clash against John Isner. Andy beat James 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court, enjoying his time on the beloved court and hoping for more versus Isner at the same place.

Duckworth scored a late break to claim the opening set before Murray broke him at 3-2 in the second. The home favorite played well to claim the third set 6-2, and he made the decisive break at 4-4 in the fourth to emerge at the top.

"I'm extremely excited to have Andy on our team. He is a dedicated, ferocious and inspirational competitor who has re-established himself at the top of the game. He will be an incredible asset for the home team in both singles and doubles," Bjorn Borg said.