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Tsitsipas and Ruud complete the Laver Cup Team Europe

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World numbers 5 and 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud will return to help the Europe team defend the Laver Cup in The O2 in London from 23 to 25 September 2022. Tsitsipas will make his third appearance and Ruud his second in the six-man squad, completing the team’s lineup. Team along with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer.

“This is an extraordinary line-up,” captain Bjorn Borg said. “Stefanos and Casper are leading players from the Next Gen. They have both excelled in last year’s competition and I have no doubt that they will appreciate the opportunity to be alongside the Big 4. It will be an extraordinary event in London.”

Former World No. 3 Tsitsipas is the highest-ranked Greek tennis player in history and the first from his country to reach the final of a Majorwhich he did at Roland Garros 2021. At 22, he was the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Murray reached the 2010 Australian Open final at the same age.

So far this year, Tsitsipas has won titles in Mallorca and the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo, bringing his overall career tally to nine. In addition, he was a finalist in Rotterdam and Rome.

Ruud, meanwhile, achieved the highest singles ranking of his career (5th in the world) in June after reaching the Roland Garros final, becoming the first Norwegian to enter the Top 10. He owns nine singles titles, with wins in 2022 in Buenos Aires, Geneva, and most recently Gstaad. A finalist in Miami this year, Ruud reached the semifinals of Rome 2020 and 2022, Monte-Carlo 2021 and Madrid 2021.

Although the team from Europe (undefeated in the competition having won in Prague 2017, Chicago 2018, Geneva 2019 and Boston 2021) completed his line-up, there are still two places left to name on the world team captain’s side John McEnroe after the previously announced Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman and Jack Sock.

Named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, winner of the calendar year Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969, the competition pits six of Europe’s best players against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world.

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