Posted on July 21, 2021 at 4:18 p.m.
Canceled final 12 months, the Laver Cup will return this season, in Boston at the finish of September, and we already know half the desk.
After three European victories towards the “world” groups in the first three editions, the Laver Cup will happen this 12 months from September 24 to 26 in Boston, and non-Europeans hope to lastly raise the trophy. One 12 months after the cancellation of the 2020 version resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the stage of the 2021 version begins to unfold little by little. While we knew for a number of weeks that Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini would defend the colours of Europe, underneath the captaincy of Björn Borg, we now have recognized since Wednesday three representatives of the “world” team, led by John McEnroe. They are two Canadians and an Argentinian: Denis Shapovalov (22 years previous, tenth), Felix Auger-Aliassime (20 years previous, fifteenth) and Diego Schwartzman (28 years previous, thirteenth). If this can be a fantastic first for “FAA”, it is going to be the third participation of Shapovalov, who has already performed (and misplaced) three video games in earlier editions in 2017 and 2019, and the second of the Argentinian, already current in 2018 (one match, one loss). “I am excited to return to the Laver Cup. I have fond memories of Prague and Geneva. It was really cool to be with guys who are usually adversaries, and having John McEnroe as captain is such an honor. It's going to be difficult for us but I really think that if we play our best tennis we have a chance, ”mentioned“ Shapo ”, latest Wimbledon semi-finalist.
Top-ranked #TeamWorld gamers @denis_shapo @dieschwartzman and @felixtennis are confirmed to affix captain John McEnroe's team at #LaverCup Boston 2021.
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– Wash Cup (@LaverCup) July 21, 2021
Auger-Aliassime: “I will learn a lot with John McEnroe on the chair”
“I feel privileged to represent the ‘world' team at the Laver Cup. Being able to play in front of a full house at TD Garden will be incredible. And I'm sure I'll learn a lot with John McEnroe in the chair, ”mentioned“ FAA ”. ” The Laver Cup is a good occasion. Playing at the United Center in Chicago in 2018, in a full corridor, it was wonderful. I can think about, after the 12 months that we now have all lived, what the environment can be at TD Garden, it is going to be nice, ”predicts Diego Schwartzman for his half. It stays to be seen whether or not the trio, and the three different gamers who can be introduced quickly, will lastly be capable to permit the “world” team to place their identify on the prize checklist.