Team Europe got another big boost on Wednesday ahead of the 2022 Laver Cup as it was announced that world No 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas and world No 7 Casper Ruud will be part of the team that will take on Team World at The O2 in London in September.
Tsitsipas and Ruud join the Big 4 – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray – in Team Europe, a lineup that captain Bjorn Borg described as “extraordinary”. This will Tsitsipas’ third Laver Cup appearance and Ruud’s second.
“Stefanos and Casper are leading next-generation players. They have both excelled in Laver Cup competition and I have no doubt they will value the opportunity to stand alongside the Big Four. It will be an extraordinary event in London,” Borg said.
Tsitsipas, who hails from Greece, said he was proud to represent Team Europe. “Laver Cup is an event that I enjoy taking part of since I get to team up with my fellow rivals and become part of Team Europe, playing against some of the best competitors that Team World has to offer. I’m more than proud to represent Team Europe!,” the 23-year-old said.
Ruud, who reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open in June, said he was looking forward to playing alongside his teammates in London.
“I am proud to be part of Team Europe’s historic lineup. It was an amazing experience competing in Boston, and I can’t wait to have these incredible players as my teammates in London,” the Norwegian said.
This will be the fifth edition of the Laver Cup with Team Europe winning all the four previous ones; in Prague 2017, Chicago 2018, Geneva 2019, and Boston 2021.
Team World will see Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman and Jack Sock line up with two more players yet to be named.
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