Team Europe has confirmed its line-up for this year’s Laver Cup to be held in Boston from September 24-26.
Despite the absence of Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem, Team Europe’s line-up still features six of the world’s top 11 players.
The Europeans will be without Swiss Federer due to knee surgery and Austrian Thiem, who has shut down his season due to an ongoing wrist injury. World No 1 Novak Djokovic earlier also pulled out.
The Team Europe line-up consists of World No 2 Daniil Medvedev, 2021 French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas (world No 3), Olympic Gold medallist Alexander Zverev (world No 5), Andrey Rublev (world No 7), 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini (world No 8) and Casper Ruud (world No 11).
“I’m really disappointed to be missing this year’s Laver Cup,” Federer told the event’s official website. “Team Europe has an incredible line-up though and I wish them all the very best as they go for their fourth Laver Cup win.”
Medvedev, a winner at last week’s ATP Masters 1000 event in Toronto and runner-up at this year’s Australian Open, will make his Laver Cup debut.
“I’m really excited to be representing Team Europe in the Laver Cup this year,” Medvedev said. “Playing as part of a team is special for us, as we don’t get the chance to do that often. I’m also looking forward to being on the same side of the net for once with some of my biggest rivals on the tour!”
Meanwhile, Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman and Canadian duo Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime have already been confirmed in John McEnroe’s Team World. The remaining three players will be announced later this week.
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup will take place at TD Garden.
Team Europe hoisted the trophy at the inaugural event in Prague in 2017, Chicago in 2018 and Geneva in 2019.
It was not held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Picture: Alexander Zverev – Laver Cup/Twitter