Federer, Djokovic and Murray get new Laver Cup opponent after brilliant US Open run

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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will be joined by Frances Tiafoe at this year’s Laver Cup, which is set to be held in London later this month. Tiafoe was one of the standout packages at the US Open, with the 24-year-old capturing the hearts of his home fans by reaching the semi-finals before losing at the hands of eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz.

Tiafoe climbed into the world’s top 20 as a result of his impressive run at Flushing Meadows and has since been rewarded with a place at the Laver Cup, where he will be expected to strut his stuff for Team World. The Maryland native will be making his third appearance at the tournament after¬†competing at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague in 2017 and then again in Chicago in 2018.

He will be replacing John Isner, who was originally selected to represent Team World but has since been forced to withdraw from the competition due to a wrist injury. Team captain John McEnroe spoke of his delight at handing Tiafoe a well-deserved call-up in the wake of his strong showing at the US Open, during which he proved that he is able to mix it with the very best.

“I am thrilled to have Frances on the team,” said McEnroe. “He has raised his game to a whole new level and has shown that he can compete and win against the best players on tour, plus, he brings a positive energy that should help the entire team.”


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