LAVER CUP Press Release, November 24, 2020
World No.3 and US Open champion Dominic Thiem has confirmed he will be heading to Boston for next year’s Laver Cup to be held at the iconic TD Garden from September 24-26, 2021.
Thiem has just completed a banner 2020 season. He was runner-up at the Australian Open in January before capturing his first Grand Slam title at the US Open in New York in September. Last week his blistering form continued as he defeated Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to reach the final at the season ending ATP Finals in London for the second year in a row.
Thiem will be part of Bjorn Borg’s Team Europe in the Laver Cup, joining 20-time Grand Slam champion and tennis superstar Roger Federer, who is also confirmed to take part.
“The Laver Cup is a fantastic event and I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe for the Boston edition,” 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.
“It’s so cool to be competing as part of a team with guys I’m normally facing across the net. 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.”
Team Captain Borg is also delighted that Thiem will once again be part of his team as he looks to maintain his impeccable record of winning the Laver Cup each year since the inaugural event in Prague in 2017.
“Dom has had an incredible season, despite the unprecedented circumstances. 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, 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!”
“We’re thrilled that Dom has committed to join Team Europe in 2021,” Laver Cup CEO Steve Zacks added. “Next year’s competition at TD Garden in one of the world’s greatest sports cities will be incredible for players and fans alike and we cannot wait.”
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup will take place at TD Garden, Boston, from September 24-26, 2021. Team Europe hoisted the trophy at the inaugural event in Prague in 2017, Chicago in 2018 and Geneva in 2019. This year’s event scheduled to take place in Boston was postponed until 2021.
Team World is captained by John McEnroe. Additional players will be announced in due course.