Nick Kyrgios Leads a Star-Studded Team World Lineup for Laver Cup 2021

Published 08/19/2021, 10:32 AM EDT
Kygrios and McEnroe during Laver Cup


The Laver Cup is one of the most entertaining tournaments of the year. Players battle it out in separate teams to cap off the year. 2021 will be the fourth edition of the Team Europe vs Team World battle. Ahead of the highly anticipated tournament, both squads are being formed. After Team Europe recently announced their setup, Team World followed soon enough. Nick Kyrgios will be the star attraction once again, but that is not all.

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This year, Boston will host the postponed Laver Cup-4. After taking a one year break due to the pandemic, the competition was rescheduled by a year. The legendary Bjorn Borg is the non-playing captain of the Europeans, while the fired up John McEnroe heads the World setup. On Wednesday, Team Europe declared the absence of the big-3 for the upcoming edition. Yet, the side possesses some absolute weapons at their disposal. This includes the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Matteo Berrettini, among others. And now, McEnroe’s army has been made official too.

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Nick Kyrgios headlines a deadly Team World for Laver Cup 2021

Nick Kyrgios

With Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set to miss out, this season is Team World’s best chance to make merry. After all, the side has narrowly missed out on the title every time, thanks to some heartbreaking losses. Ahead of the tournament in September, the men in red have laid out a star-studded lineup. It consists of a mix of youngsters and veterans, and is full of power.

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The new look Team World consists of a pair of Americans and Canadians joining hands with an Aussie and Argentine. We are sure to see some zinging serves, as John Isner and Reilly Opelka are set to feature this year. They will be accompanied by crowd favorite Nick Kyrgios, young Canadian duo of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, and the tricky Diego Schwartzman. If all the players can find their touch, it is highly likely that we see first-time winners on this occasion.

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With the announcements of the squads, we are well on our way to witnessing one of the most closely fought Laver Cups. Despite missing the three greats, we will witness some sensational tennis. Can Team World break the curse and claim their first title in 2021?

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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