The Laver Cup will mark the return of Roger Federer to the circuit. The Swiss champion will be part of the European team, which of course will also include Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. So everything is ready for the meeting of the Fab 4.
The team from the old continent had already announced the appearances of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud, obviously two other Top 10 players. Nick Kyrgios had announced his absence a few weeks ago. After passing through the North American cement, the talented Australian preferred to give up a few weeks of tennis to dedicate himself entirely to his family.
Especially his mother and his father. In short: the team captained by John Mcenroe, in addition to the already announced Felix Auger Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman and Jack Sock, will also be able to count on the presence of the two 'newcomers' John Isner and Alex De Miñaur.
Isner will thus become the first player to participate in all editions since the first in 2017, played in Prague. "I think it's a well put together team full of incredible players," said the super-captain. "Isner brings experience, the ability to play both singles and doubles and also a certain amount of human capital.
I'm delighted. We're talking about an exceptional professional, both on and off the court. Alex, for his part, is an incredible fighter and will certainly give us a lot of fun with the tennis that he has. I am very happy with the team that I will have at my disposal", he confessed.
Rafa Nadal is ready
Former doubles World No. 1 Mark Knowles has tipped Rafael Nadal to go all the way at the US Open in the next fortnight. "Rafael Nadal knows how to win Majors. He has got a great draw early. Only time Rafa gets in a bit of trouble on hardcourt is early.
I like his chances. He has got to play himself in," he said. Knowles thinks the 36-year-old could prevail over the young Spaniard and go all the way, as Medvedev has a 'tricky' draw, with Nick Kyrgios lurking in his section.
"He has got Alcaraz possibly if they both advance to the semifinal, I am going to go with experience," said Knowles. "Medvedev has got a tricky draw, depending on what happens in the Nick Kyrgios section. I am going with Rafael Nadal on the men's side."