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Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray to play together in Laver Cup

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Tennis fans usually get to see Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray play against each other at Grand Slams but the ‘big four’ of the Tennis world are set to play together in the same team for the first time at the Laver Cup in London.

Wimbledon champion Djokovic, on Friday, was named as the fourth member of the six-man team Europe where he will be joining his long-time rivals at the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, scheduled to be played from Sept 23-25.

The tournament is named after Australian great Rod Laver. The three-day team event features six of Europe’s top players going against six from the rest of the world.

“It’s the only competition where you can play in a team environment with guys that you’re normally competing against and 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.

Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray have been the indomitable force in the Tennis world over the last two decades. They have won 66 Grand slam titles among them. Nadal holds the record for men’s Grand Slam Titles with 22 victories to his name, while Djokovic is second on the list with 21 victories to his name.

London’s O2 arena, which also hosted the Men’s season-ending ATP finals from 2009-2020, will host the cup. Team Europe will be led by the captain Bjorn Borg, which has also won all the previous editions.

“I don’t think I could have imagined having these four icons of the sport on one team together,” said Borg. “I know they, like I, appreciate the significance of this moment and will be truly up for it.

“Each year our goal is to win. With Rafa, Roger, Andy and Novak on the team, I like our chances.”

Team World captain, John McEnroe has named Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz and Diego Schwartzman as three members of his team.

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