Djokovic and Dimitrov couple with Badosa and Sabalenka for WTL

Tennis - The 4 tennis stars make up Team Falcons.

by Claudiu Pop
Djokovic and Dimitrov couple with Badosa and Sabalenka for WTL

Novak Djokovic will play in the same team as Grigor Dimitrov, Paula Badosa, and Aryna Sabalenka in the World Tennis League event taking place before Christmas this year.

Below are the other team compositions.

Team Hawks:

  • Alexander Zverev
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Dominic Thiem
  • Anett Kontaveit
Team Kites:
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Sania Mirza
  • Gael Monfils
  • Eugenie Bouchard
Team Eagles:
  • Nick Kyrgios
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Andreas Seppi
  • Rohan Bopanna
  • Bianca Andreescu

Djokovic about World Tennis League

"This new event is exciting, there's no doubt about it," said Djokovic in a WTL release.

"I absolutely love playing in Dubai, I've had a lot of success there over the years and really enjoy the fans. This is something different, and it's going to be great being a part of it." Iga Swiatek also talked about the event: "I like it most when tennis connects people and when it's true entertainment.

When it's combined with a great show and music, it's even better, so that's the reason why I'm excited to join this year's World Tennis League. I'm happy that together with other top players we'll introduce tennis as fun to new audiences.

I can't wait!"

World Tennis League format

According to the World Tennis League's official website, WTL is a "4 team competition where 16 of the best male and female players in the world come together along with 6 global performers.

This promises to make you experience a tennis event like never before." To build the teams, according to WTL, "a player lottery will be held on November 1st, where the 16-player line-up will be split into four teams of four players each, and a Round Robin format for matches across the tournament.

The top two teams will then face off in a final day of matches to determine the overall winner of the World Tennis League in Dubay." The chairman of World Tennis League is Rajesh Banga. "The World Tennis League will be an event like no other.

It brings a unique and engaging new format to the game of tennis, offering a spectacular mix of sport and entertainment together. We can't wait to welcome fans from around the globe for this momentous event that hails a new era for tennis."