Andy Murray Cincinnati Open 2022

Andy Murray ‘pumped and proud’ to finally make Laver Cup debut

Former world number one Andy Murray says he is ‘pumped’ to finally make his Laver Cup debut this week.

The Scotsman has been forced to watch from the sofa since the event started in 2017, just mere weeks after he sustained his career-halting hip injury.

He will finally get to participate this year, though, as he takes his place alongside Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and the retiring Roger Federer in Team Europe.

“I’m pumped,” Andy Murray said. “I’ve watched the last few years on the TV and it always looked brilliant, great atmosphere, unique really.

“These are guys that I competed against throughout my whole career, and it’s been extremely challenging, so I’m very much looking forward to being part of the same team as them.

“All of us are getting a bit older now. This might be one of the last opportunities we get to do this together. I’m proud to be a part of that.”

US Open and French Open runner-up Casper Ruud will also be in the Team Europe line-up, as will Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Meanwhile, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Alex De Minaur, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock will attempt to win a maiden title for Team World.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.