Laver Cup 2021: Roster for Team World and Team Europe

Published 09/23/2021, 2:30 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Captains Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe enjoy a moment before the last match between Alexander Zverev of Team Europe and Milos Raonic of Team World during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


The Laver Cup is one unique tournament that takes place in the calendar year. The concept is totally different from the events that usually take place during the season. However, it is a highly anticipated event in which the best players in the world take part. 

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As we talk about the Laver Cup, let us take a closer look at the details. There are two teams that compete against each other. Team Europe against Team World. In the 2021 edition, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, and Casper Ruud are the six players. Feliciano Lopez is the alternate player on hold. Team Europe is captained by the legend Bjorn Borg and vice captained by Thomas Enqvist.

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Team World looks strong this year 

In Team World, Nick Kyrgios, Felix Auger Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, John Isner, Reilly Opelka, and Diego Schwartzman comprise the six players. Jack Sock is the alternate player on hold. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and the vice-captain is Patrick McEnroe. 

The 2021 edition is scheduled to begin on the 24th of September and will end on the 26th of September. The event is taking place in Boston and will be attended by fans in full attendance like the previous seasons. Sadly, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic will not be seen this year. 

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Taylor Fritz of Team World celebrates match point with teammates in his singles match against Dominic Thiem of Team Europe during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

First time none of the big three to feature in the Laver Cup

This will be the first time where none of the big three superstars will be seen. Federer ended his season after requiring to undergo third knee surgery in 12 months. On the other hand, Rafa has been struggling with a foot injury for a while and had to undergo surgery to get back in shape for the 2022 season. 

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Djokovic just lost the US Open final and did reveal that he is human after all. He was about to win the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the season, something that no player in the modern era has done. At the moment, the focus is on the Laver Cup and as a fan, one can’t wait to witness all the action during those three days. 

Watch this story: Top Seeds Naomi Osaka, John Isner, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Others Who Faced Huge Upsets at US Open

 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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