Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in Laver Cup player lineup

21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic has signed up to play at the Laver Cup this year. 

Djokovic, 35, will be making his Laver Cup debut this September. 

For the first time in Laver Cup history, all members of the Big Four group will be present at the tournament. 

Previously, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all confirmed their participation at this year’s Laver Cup. 

Djokovic says he is thrilled to be joining his old rivals in this year’s Laver Cup player lineup. 

“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, per the Laver Cup website.

Djokovic to be coached by Bjorn Borg

The Laver Cup held its inaugural edition in 2017 and since then Borg has been Team Europe coach. 

Borg will have the Big Four at his disposal this year and he is thrilled about the chance to be around some of the greatest players in tennis history.

“I don’t think I could have imagined having these four icons of the sport on one team together. 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.”

Meanwhile, Djokovic is currently at home resting following a Wimbledon triumph. 

Djokovic hasn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 and there is a strong chance we won’t see him in action until the Laver Cup, which takes place between September 23-25. 

Djokovic is likely to miss the entire North American hard court swing because he can’t enter Canada or the United States because of his vaccination status.