John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg have completed their respective squads and are ready to battle it out in the sixth edition of the Laver Cup. Team World managed to break Team Europe's run of four consecutive wins last year. A victory, however, overshadowed by Roger Federer's retirement.
The Swiss legend greeted all his fans right at the Laver Cup by playing a last doubles match with his friend Rafael Nadal. None of the Big 3 will take to the court in Vancouver from 22 to 24 September: it is the second time this has happened in the event dedicated to Rod Laver.
John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg's choices
John McEnroe will be able to count on Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Tommy Paul, Francisco Cerundolo and Ben Shelton. McEnroe explained: "I'm looking forward to bringing the whole team together in Vancouver.
It's a talented group with experience and youth. Fritz, Tiafoe, Auger-Aliassime and Paul all contributed to the win in London last year, and that gives us a lot of confidence in view of the next edition. We feel we have a great chance." Team Europe will instead be formed by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holger Rune, Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, Hubert Hurkacz and Gael Monfils.
The Frenchman will participate in the tournament for the first time and thanked captain Borg for the opportunity: "I have never taken part in the Laver Cup and being selected at this stage of my career is truly a privilege.
I want to thank Borg for giving me this opportunity. I will do my best for the team." Borg said he was quite satisfied with his team: "I'm very happy with my team. Hubert and Gael are two great signings. We should be the favourites, at least on paper. Yet it is never easy. We can't wait to get to Vancouver, we will be ready to give our all to win the title."
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