'Rod Laver, Roger Federer have gotten their soul involvement for Laver Cup'


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'Rod Laver, Roger Federer have gotten their soul involvement for Laver Cup'

John McEnroe spoke about the three team events happening in men's tennis now. In a press conference, the American said: "Davis Cup was an important part of my life and career, a chance to represent your country. This is more like the Ryder Cup, obviously.

This is like a different -- they should both be able to succeed. We do have a third one. So to me, personally, seems like we sort of went from Davis Cup, which was on life support, to this radical change, finally took place after way too long.

The Laver Cup was a big success. Now they have this -- what's it called? ATP Cup. So we have three of them when it almost seemed like there was none. So it seems like something's going to shake out. For me, personally, and I have no axe to grind other than it's awesome for me to be the captain of this team and I love that, Rod Laver was, you know, an all-time great.

Roger Federer, all-time great. They've gotten their heart and soul involvement here. So to me, this should be something that should be something to survive. I'm not saying the Davis Cup -- we also have the Olympics, which didn't have before.

So all these things -- something's got to shake out. I'd like to see this be part of it. I think this is a great event for tennis."