2021 could be the last season of Roger Federer's career, who played only one official tournament at the Australian Open this year. The former world number 1 has undergone two surgeries on his right knee, which caused him to close his 2020 very early. of form and that its presence in Melbourne Park is still far from sure. On the other hand, the Swiss phenomenon has revealed that his big goals will be Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics, postponed by twelve months due to the global pandemic. King Roger will also be one of the protagonists of the Laver Cup, scheduled in Boston from 24 to 26 September 2021. The second player to confirm his participation in the event was Dominic Thiem, who will return to wear the colors of Team Europe for the third time (after the 2017 and 2019 editions). The line-up led by Bjorn Borg has won all the editions disputed up to this moment and will be hunting for the fourth consecutive seal.
Dominic Thiem will join Roger Federer in Team Europe
"The Laver Cup is a fantastic event and I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe for the Boston edition," Dominic Thiem said. "I’ve been lucky enough to be on the winning side at two of the three Laver Cups so far – in Prague and Geneva, and it’s a really unique event, like no other on the tour. I’m really looking forward to helping Team Europe capture a fourth title." Dominic Thiem then mentioned that apart from the joy of being in a fun team environment, the Laver Cup was also a great platform to learn from legends like Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg. “It’s so cool to be competing as part of a team with guys I’m normally facing across the net,” the Austrian continued. “We have so much fun together, but I also still learn a lot from the likes of Roger and Bjorn who have so much experience in the game.” In the same press release, Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg expressed his happiness at securing a player of Dominic Thiem’s caliber. “Dom has had an incredible season, despite the unprecedented circumstances,” Borg remarked. “He consistently performs at the top level and it was great to see him win his first Slam earlier in the year in New York. With him and Roger confirmed I feel we’ve got a great foundation," Borg said. "But for sure we’ll need to be in top form as each year Team World get tougher and tougher and my great friend and rival John McEnroe will be hungrier than ever to win in front of a home crowd!"