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The field of participants Laver Cup 2024 begins to take shape. Following the announcement of Carlos Alcaraz's debut in the rich and fascinating national team show that took place shortly after the conclusion of the 2023 edition, two more big names join the European team: Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev. The event will take place in Berlin from September 22nd to 24th at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Team Europe is motivated to win back the 🏆.
We introduce the first players who will appear in captain Björn Borg's six-man squad for the Laver Cup Berlin 2024:
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) February 8, 2024
“Team Europe is motivated to reclaim the cup,” read the official tweet after the Europeans suffered a resounding defeat against the red team in Boston last September. It was the first time that the “blue” players, the Europeans, lost at the event, which was created in Prague in 2017 by Roger Federer and his management team based on the model of golf's historic Ryder Cup.
“The European team is super motivated to win the trophy back in Berlin,” said Borg, Blues captain. “With Daniil, Sascha and Carlos in my team, I think we have a very good chance of making it. The boys have had an incredible start to the year and the first half of the team is really strong. I am very happy to have these champions with me for 2024.”
Zverev returns to the event and will play at home. “I’m looking forward to returning to the Laver Cup,” says Sasha. “The atmosphere at the Laver Cup is always electric and it will be a unique experience to be at home in Germany.”
Medvedev is happy to be able to take part in a team competition again. Experiencing a long weekend with a team is what he values most about the event: “I think the most exciting thing about the Laver Cup is the team spirit, because it’s very rare that I can compete in a team competition in tennis.” , he says to the Muscovite. “Having Carlos and Sascha in our team will help us a lot because they are two of the best players in the world and I’m really looking forward to getting Team Europe back on the road to success.”
In addition to this announcement, there are rumors that the Laver Cup could also land in Saudi Arabia in the future. The event factotum Tony Godsick, the historic manager of Roger Federer, does not rule out this possibility, perhaps in an edition hosted by the world team, even if there are no Saudi tennis players in sight…