Novak Djokovic to make Laver Cup call after Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he is in talks regarding participation in the upcoming Laver Cup team event.
Djokovic said he will make a final call on the event, scheduled to be held in September at The O2 Arena in London, after Wimbledon.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner said that the tournament has a unique attraction and could prospectively see Djokovic compete alongside the likes of Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic has only played in the Laver Cup once before, taking part in 2018, but with his participation in the North American hard court swing in doubt, it appears far more likely he will turn up at the O2.
“It would be very unique,” Djokovic said after his Wimbledon second round win.
“It is a possibility. My agent has communication with the Laver Cup team. We have an agreement that there will be a decision after Wimbledon is finished.”
Djokovic has tasted success at the O2 before with the venue having hosted the ATP Tour finals between 2009 and 2020.
The Serb is happy to play in front of British crowds, whom he says have a unique passion for the sport.
“ Laver Cup is the only competition where you can have all the big rivals, the big three, big four players joining in the same team,” Djokovic commented.
“It is a very different and exciting concept for us players, but also for the fans around the world. The O2 Arena is a familiar venue for me and for us players. We’ve been playing more than 10 years the World Tour Finals in that arena.’
“I think the tradition here in Britain for tennis has contributed to a very successful event over the course of more than 10 years. So, of course, it would be a pleasure to play there again.”
The Laver Cup is a men’s team event that pits the best of Europe, the traditional power base of the professional tours, against the rest of the world.
In each edition to date, the European team has been captained by Björn Borg while the rest of the world have been led by John McEnroe.
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