Kyle Edmund and Jack Sock handed final Laver Cup spots

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British No 1 Kyle Edmund has been handed the final spot on Team Europe’s squad for the 2018 Laver Cup.

The Australian Open semi-finalist will make his Laver Cup debut and he joins Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin on Bjorn Borg’s squad.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity and I can’t wait to join all these great players in Team Europe at the Laver Cup in Chicago,” Edmund said. “It’s a huge honor.

“Tennis is such an individual sport so it’s always very special to have the chance to play as part of a team. I watched the Laver Cup on TV last year and the atmosphere in Prague was amazing.

“I’m really looking forward to going to Chicago for the first time as well. I’ve heard they love their sport there, and although we are technically not the ‘home’ team, I’m sure we’ll get a lot of support.”

American Jack Sock, meanwhile, returns to the Team World having featured in John McEnroe’s squad for the inaugural event in 2017.

He will feature alongside Juan Martín del Potro, Kevin Anderson, John Isner, Diego Schwartzman and Nick Kyrgios.

“He’s the best doubles player in the world,” McEnroe said.

“He’s a great team player. I believe that being around a team atmosphere is going to help.”

Sock added: “I can’t wait to play Laver Cup again. It was one of the highlights of the year for me and I’m so excited about playing here in the United States, at home, and in the great sports city of Chicago. The United Center is going to be loud, the crowds will be awesome, and it will be fantastic to have the home support.

“There’s no way we want to let Team Europe win here, on our home turf, and they know it’s going to be tough.”

Team Europe are the defending Laver Cup champions and this year’s edition will take place in Chicago from September 21-23.

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