Novak Djokovic, winner of 21 Grand Slam singles titles, has committed to participating in this year’s Laver Cup. In September, Djokovic, at age 35, will compete in the Laver Cup for the first time. There will be a full complement of Big Four players present at the Laver Cup for the first time ever.
Before now, it was known that Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray would all be present at the 2018 Laver Cup. Djokovic is excited to compete in the Laver Cup alongside his former opponents.
“To be joining Rafa, Roger, and Andy — three of my biggest all-time rivals — it’s going to be a truly unique moment in the history of our sport,” Djokovic said in a statement, as quoted on the Laver Cup website.
It was announced that Bjorn Borg would be Djokovic‘s coach.
Since the first Laver Cup was played in 2017, Borg has coached Team Europe. This year, Borg will have the Big Four at his disposal, and he couldn’t be more ecstatic about being in the company of four of the greatest tennis players ever.
Having four such sporting legends all play for the same team was something I never would have dreamed of. I have faith that they, like me, will recognize the moment’s importance and be fully prepared to seize the opportunity before us. Our aim each year is to take first place.
I think we have a good shot with Rafa, Roger, Andy, and Novak on the team. Djokovic, on the other hand, is currently relaxing at home after his Wimbledon victory. The next time we see Djokovic on court may not be until the Laver Cup, which takes place from September 23-25, since he hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Djokovic is likely to miss the entire North American hard court swing because he can’t enter Canada or the United States because of his vaccination status.