Andy Murray may have lost early at Wimbledon casting doubts as to his future, but his fans will still be able to see him play at the Laver Cup which comes to the O2 in September as part of Team Europe.
I've heard lots of good things and I'm excited to be teaming up with both Roger and Rafa for Team Europe. Andy Murray
The three-time Grand Slam champion will be joining Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal when Team Europe captained by Bjorn Borg take on Team World, led by the Swede’s long time on-court rival John McEnroe.
“I’m looking forward to playing the Laver Cup in London,” the 35-year-old Scot said.
“I love playing as part of a team and there is a great atmosphere and intensity to the event.
“I’ve heard lots of good things and I’m excited to be teaming up with both Roger and Rafa for Team Europe.”
Three more players have yet to be nominated for the three-day event (which is described as tennis’s version of the golf’s Ryder Cup) between 23rd and 25th of September and one of them could be Novak Djokovic who has shown some interest in taking part.
“It would be very unique. It is a possibility,” the Serbian said. “My agent has communication with the Laver Cup team. We have an agreement that there will be a decision after Wimbledon is finished.”
He added: “Laver Cup is the only competition where you can have all the big rivals, the big three, big four players joining in the same team. Of course, it is a very different and exciting concept for us players, but also for the fans around the world. So, of course, the O2 Arena is a familiar venue for me and for us players.
“We’ve been playing more than ten years the World Tour Finals in that arena. It stayed there for a long time, with a reason, because it was such a successful event. Full stands every match, singles, doubles. I think the tradition here in Britain for tennis has contributed to a very successful event over the course of more than ten years. So, of course, it would be a pleasure to play there again.”
Should he join the team for this year’s event, Team Europe would be a formidable force and clear favourites to retain the Cup which they haven’t lost since the competition was launched in 2017.