In an interview, 11-time Grand Slam winner Bjorn Borg spoke about how it feels to be Team Europe's captain for the third year in a row at the Laver Cup. The Swede said: "In the beginning, some people said Laver Cup was an exhibition.
But it was never like this! Because there is just too much great things at stake: nobody wants to lose. I saw guys very disappointed after a loss. Only the Laver Cup can reunite so many great players in one place. So it's the best thing that could ever happen to tennis.
It's part of the ATP Tour, which is a right recognition. But in general, I think tennis should feature the best. Laver Cup achieves this goal aiming for a certain model. I think it will grow more and more. "When I was asked to be the captain of this team, I was very touched and proud.
Frankly, it's something nice for me. Spending seven days with those players, speaking with them about the game, their evolution, what they will do in the rest of their career or in the future. Also, I love the environment between us.
I am a proud captain." On what makes the event unique, Borg concluded. "As soon as guys came, they forget the rivalries. That's what we are looking for. Because if you bring your rivalry on the team, it doesn't work. Here we are united, we trust each other. I feel it, they feel t."