Thiem, Isner confirmed for Laver Cup

Published by Leigh Rogers

ON TEAM EUROPE: Austrian Dominic Thiem is the fourth top 10 player to commit to the inaugural Laver Cup; Getty Images

Dominic Thiem and John Isner are the latest stars to commit to the inaugural Laver Cup.

Thiem, the world No.8, joins world No.2 Rafael Nadal and world No.5 Roger Federer on Team Europe.

“I’m honoured and proud to join Rafa and Roger, two of the greatest players of all time, and play for Team Europe at the Laver Cup,” the Austrian said.

“I’ve played Rafa three times just in the past few weeks, and Roger three times last year so it will be an incredible experience to be on the same side of the net as teammates, playing together and cheering each other on. It’s going to be an awesome event.”

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Isner is the second player announced for Team World, joining world No.7 Milos Raonic.

“Any player who appreciates history understands Rod Laver’s legacy, and I’m so proud to play in the first Laver Cup,” Isner said.

“It’s always special to play in a team, and as a tennis player, it’s a rare opportunity to be part of something that’s bigger than yourself. Teaming up with players like Milos, who I usually face across the net, will be awesome.

“It’s sure to be super competitive, especially facing off against great players like Roger and Rafa who’ve both had an amazing year.

“And we have the legendary John McEnroe as our captain – I can’t wait for his words of wisdom, it will be a lot of fun.”

The innovative three-day tournament honours Australian legend Rod Laver, the only player to twice complete a calendar-year Grand Slam.

The Laver Cup, to be played in the Czech Republic from 22-24 September, is the fastest-selling event ever at Prague’s O2 Arena.

The teams so far…

TEAM EUROPE TEAM WORLD
Bjorn Borg (captain) John McEnroe (captain)
Roger Federer Milos Raonic
Rafael Nadal John Isner
Dominic Thiem TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
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