Team World will have his biggest leader in the Canadian Milos Raonic against Team Europe in the inaugural team exhibition event Laver Cup, which will be staged in Prague from 22-24 September 2017.
'I can’t wait to be part of the first ever Laver Cup – it’s a tremendous opportunity and I’m really looking forward to being part of this unique team competition', the World No.
6 said. 'I already have a close relationship with (Team World captain) John McEnroe and it will be great to have him sitting out there on court, encouraging and supporting me, and I’m sure he’ll help bring out the best in my game.
Taking on the Europeans is no easy task – they’ve already got Roger and Rafa on board and we’ve all seen how well they’ve started 2017.'
As Raonic said, Europe, that will have Bjorn Borg as captain, will count on Nadal, Federer and probably Tomas Berdych as well who will play if he will be qualified or selected.
McEnroe is excited to have Raonic in his team as they worked together during last year's grass-court season reaching the Wimbledon final. 'Milos is incredibly impressive, both as a player and a person, and I’m very pleased he’s committed to playing the Laver Cup in September', McEnroe said.
'I’m looking forward to working with him again – he’s a total professional, very dedicated and does everything he can to be as good as he can be. We know Team Europe is incredibly strong on paper, and that Roger and Rafa have both had an unbelievable start to the year.
But we are putting together a bunch of players who I have no doubt will be the next generation of Grand Slam winners, and Milos is definitely up there as a contender. I’m looking forward to helping bring out the best in him and the rest of Team World, and am convinced we can defeat Team Europe in this exciting new competition.' ALSO READ: Wawrinka, Raonic, Berdych and many more spend free time in Rome