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Kyrgios Set to Be part of Team World at Laver Cup Vancouver

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday, April 24 2023

Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios has confirmed he’ll be a part of Team World later this yr for the sixth version of Laver Cup, to be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver from September 22-24, 2023.

“Nick is one of the most talented guys on tour,” stated seven-time Grand Slam Singles Champion McEnroe. “We saw the level of tennis he’s capable of last year at Wimbledon and we’re all looking forward to seeing him on the court again soon. He brings great energy and passion. I’m excited to have him back on the team in Vancouver.”

Kyrgios has represented Team World in 4 of the 5 editions of Laver Cup – in Prague (2017), Chicago (2018), Geneva (2019) and Boston (2021). He missed final yr’s Laver Cup in London, the place Team World lastly captured their inaugural title however hopes he may also help proceed their success this yr.

Kyrgios has been understanding on the courtroom once more after present process knee surgical procedure in February. The Aussie underwent an arthroscopic process to wash up his lateral meniscus and take away a paralabral cyst within the remaining week of January and continues to be not able to compete. But he’s sounding assured in his tennis once more.

“Obviously had surgery after my season last year,” he stated. “Missed out on a couple of exciting moments, obviously the Australian Open, I was looking forward to going out there and putting on a show in front of my home country, but I had to look after my body. It feels good. I’m back on the tennis court now and getting ready to get back out there and compete – it’s an exciting time.

Kyrgios has taken part in four Laver Cups, but he missed last year’s event.

“I feel like a veteran coming back into the team that needs a bit of assistance to do it again – I think they need that energy and I can bring that. Obviously after the season I played I feel dangerous, I feel like I’m playing super good tennis and I feel like everyone knows that as well. Especially on my team, they are going to encourage me to get back to that tennis and I know that Team Europe is a bit scared when they play me – I have winning records against most of their players and I’m looking forward to getting back out there.”

Tsitsipas will make his fourth Laver Cup look and Rublev his second on the six-man group.

Top ranked Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe have additionally been named on McEnroe’s Team World because the occasion involves Canada and the Northwest for the primary time.

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