“Wouldn’t Be Team World Without Him”: Nick Kyrgios Hails Jack Sock Ahead of Laver Cup 2021

Published 09/20/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock of Team World celebrate in the singles match between Dominic Thiem of Team Europe and Taylor Fritz 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)


Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to compete in the Laver Cup, which will begin on September 24, 2021. The Australian took part in every edition of the Laver Cup, right from its inauguration in 2017. The event got cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic. But this year, the Laver Cup will take place in the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on indoor hard courts.

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Nick Kyrgios to partner again with Jack Sock

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 22: Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock of Team World celebrate winning a point during there doubles match against Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe on the first day of the Laver Cup on September 22, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup consists of six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22-24 September. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

This year as well, Nick Kyrgios will play alongside with his long-time partner Jack Sock of America. At the start of the year, Jack Sock competed in challenger tournaments, culminating in a doubles championship with Mitchell Krueger at the Orlando Open. The American even had an amazing run at the US Open 2021. He defeated Yoshihito Nishioka in the first round, followed by the 31st seed Alexander Bublik in the second round five set thriller.

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The Australian looks very thrilled to be a part of the Laver Cup along with Jack Sock. When asked about the American, Kyrgios replied,” It wouldn’t be team world without Jack Sock. He’s a vital part of our success.” He even added,” I definitely feel like we’re going to have a massive hometown advantage this time around.” The Boston Celtics, Kyrgios’ favourite NBA franchise, play at TD Garden.

Kyrgios’ mediocre 2021 season

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Aug 9, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Nick Kyrgios of Australia discusses a call with the chair umpire during a match against Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrgios’ has had a pretty average season so far. He tumbled in the third round itself at the Australian open and at the Wimbledon Championships. In his only match at the US Open, he caused some buzz. Kyrgios was enraged when the tennis official instructed Kyrgios to move his towel closer to the bins after he used it to wipe away sweat.

Kyrgios has approached the Laver Cup with a cheerful attitude, since he considers it to be his favourite week of the year. He enjoys being a part of the Boston club and is looking forward to a strong start to the season. The tournament will kick off from 24th September 2021.

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Atri Bhatt

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

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