Andy Murray Hints at Playing Alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 2022

Published 09/30/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Andy Murray of Great Britain, Novak Djokovic of Siberia, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain attend a ceremony for Carlos Moya’s retirement during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 21, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray had an eventful US Open 2021. The Brit was challenged in the first round itself as he faced World No. 3, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Tsitsipas triumphed in the fifth set, after a game of exhibition tennis. However, Andy Murray showed great resilience in that match and proved to any doubters that he’s not quite done yet.

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Andy Murray is currently playing at the San Diego Open in California, where he successfully overcame Denis Kudla in the round of 32. Next up, he will play against Norwegian Casper Ruud in the round of 16. In an interview with Ubitennis, Murray talked about his desire to participate in Laver Cup 2022.

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Andy Murray fancies taking part in Laver Cup

Murray suffered a devastating hip injury in 2017, resulting in his downfall in the rankings. Since the injury, Murray has managed to win only one title at Queen’s Club Championships at a doubles event partnering with Feliciano Lopez in 2019. The former World No.1 is still craving for a singles title post-injury.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Great Britain’s Andy Murray reacts during his third round match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

In an interview with Ubitennis, Andy expressed his strong desire to participate in Laver Cup 2022. He said, “I really like the event, I have seen it and I have enjoyed it this weekend. I think it is a good show for our sport. If my ranking allows me to be selected, I will strongly consider participating and representing Europe.”

The Brit has never participated in the Laver Cup as the tournament saw its inaugural edition in 2017, the same year Murray suffered the injury. Murray is currently ranked 109 in the world. He may still be selected for Team Europe in 2022 despite not being among the top-ranked European players since three players are selected as captain’s choices.

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Murray could play alongside the ‘Big 3’ in 2022

Laver Cup 2021 ended with Team Europe crushing Team World for the fourth consecutive time. Team Europe, lead by Bjorn Borg, handed Team World, lead by John McEnroe, their biggest loss in the history of the Laver Cup with a scoreline of 14-1. Despite the Big Three’s absence, Team Europe managed to pull off a dominating victory.

Apart from Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have stated on several occasions that they aim to return for the 2022 season and would love to compete in the Laver Cup. We could see the ‘Big 3’ joined by Andy Murray to complete the ‘Big Four’ of yesteryears. That would certainly be a sight to behold.

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Sep 26, 2021; Boston, MA, USA; Team Europe with the Laver Cup. Standing: Thomas Enqvist, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud. Front row: Feliciano Lopez, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sports
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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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