‘We have so much fun together,’ says Dominic Thiem as he joins Roger Federer at 2021 Laver Cup

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Dominic Thiem press conference

US Open champion Dominic Thiem has become the second player to be confirmed for Team Europe for the next edition of the Laver Cup.

The world No 3 will be making his third appearance at the tournament as he took part in the inaugural event in 2017 and in 2019, which were both won by Team Europe.

Thiem joins 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer on captain Bjorn Borg’s six-player Team Europe squad.

“The Laver Cup is a fantastic event and I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe for the Boston edition,” the Austrian said.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be on the winning side at two of the three Laver Cups so far – in Prague and Geneva, and it’s a really unique event, like no other on the tour. I’m really looking forward to helping Team Europe capture a fourth title.

“It’s so cool to be competing as part of a team with guys I’m normally facing across the net. We have so much fun together, but I also still learn a lot from the likes of Roger and Bjorn who have so much experience in the game.”

Team Europe have beaten John McEnroe’s Team World in the first three editions of the Laver Cup while the 2020 tournament was rescheduled to September 2021 in Boston, United States, due to the coronavirus.

“Dom has had an incredible season, despite the unprecedented circumstances. He consistently performs at the top level and it was great to see him win his first Slam earlier in the year in New York,” Borg said.

“With him and Roger confirmed I feel we’ve got a great foundation, but for sure we’ll need to be in top form as each year Team World get tougher and tougher and my great friend and rival John McEnroe will be hungrier than ever to win in front of a home crowd!”

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