Three-time Grand Slam singles champion Andy Murray will make his Laver Cup debut when Europe takes on the world at The O2 in London from September 23-25, 2022. Murray is the third member of the six-man team. from Europe Team Captain Bjorn Borg, joining previously named tennis superstars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
“I am extremely excited to have Andy join our team,” said Borg. “He is a dedicated, fierce and inspiring competitor who has re-established himself at the top of the game. He will be an incredible asset to the home team in both singles and doubles”.
The Glasgow-born Murray captured his first major singles title at the US Open in 2012 and also won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. After winning an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, Murray became the first singles player to defend a Olympic title four years.
Murray rose to No. 1 in the world in the ATP singles rankings on November 7, 2016, and remained atop the rankings for 41 weeks. Along with Nadal, Federer and Novak Djokovic, Murray is part of the Big Four dynasty that has collectively dominated tennis in the 21st century.
Murray has won 46 singles titles and three doubles titles since turning pro in 2005. After undergoing hip surgery in 2018 and 2019, he re-entered the top 100 in January and has halved his ranking in six months, with finals in Sydney and most recently in Stuttgart, where he pushed world number 10 Matteo Berrettini to three sets.
The Europe team is undefeated in the Laver Cup competition, now in its fifth year. They won at Prague 2017, Chicago 2018, Geneva 2019 and Boston 2021. The Laver Cup rotates host cities between Europe and the world, and after London, it will travel to Vancouver in 2023 and Berlin in 2024.
According to Christopher Clarey, Roger Federer believes he can win another Major after coming so close at the 2019 Wimbledon.
Clarey speaks about Federer
"When Roger Federer was last healthy, he was only one point away from winning Wimbledon – one point!
I think he expects to have another good chance. Sure, on paper it didn't look bad in 2021, he was in the quarterfinals at the age of 39," Clarey said. Personally, I don't think he'll get any further than before, I think there are too many players in the way.
But why should Roger think so?" Federer has confirmed his participation at the 2022 Laver Cup, which is scheduled to take place towards the end of September and at the Swiss Indoors in October. Whether that will be his first appearance on tour this year is unknown.