Sock and Edmund round out Laver Cup teams
Tennis legend Rod Laver joined John McEnroe, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martín del Potro to announce Kyle Edmund as the final captain’s pick for Team Europe and Jack Sock as McEnroe’s last Team World selection for the unique team event.
Edmund has enjoyed a breakout year on the tour, steadily climbing from a world ranking of 50 in January to world No.16. He reached the semis at the Australian Open, the finals in Morocco and defeated both Djokovic and David Goffin in Madrid.
Edmund is excited at the prospect of joining world-class Team Europe, which features the star-studded lineup of world No.2 Roger Federer,  Alexander Zverev,  Djokovic,  Grigor Dimitrov and  Goffin.
This is an extraordinary opportunity and I can’t wait to join all these great players in Team Europe. – Kyle Edmund
“This is an extraordinary opportunity and I can’t wait to join all these great players in Team Europe at the Laver Cup in Chicago,” Edmund said. “It’s a huge honor.”
“Tennis is such an individual sport so it’s always very special to have the chance to play as part of a team. I watched the Laver Cup on TV last year and the atmosphere in Prague was amazing.
“I’m really looking forward to going to Chicago for the first time as well. I’ve heard they love their sport there, and although we are technically not the ‘home’ team, I’m sure we’ll get a lot of support.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Kyle to Team Europe as my final captain’s pick,” Borg said. “Kyle is an outstanding young player who’s achieved some great results and big wins over top players. I’m also impressed with his meticulous and methodical approach to the sport and believe he will be a great fit with the team.
“Team Europe will be a force to be reckoned with in Chicago and we plan to mount a strong defense of our title. It’s an extraordinarily strong team, with Roger and his 20 Grand Slam titles, and Novak, with his 13 – it is very exciting. Roger and Novak have shared a rivalry over so many years so it will be remarkable to see them come together in the same team, and work together for the win.
“Roger and Novak are both incredible leaders in our sport and I expect them to inspire all the members of Team Europe in Chicago, it will be very special.”
Team World’s Captain John McEnroe named American Sock as his final captain’s pick. “He’s the best doubles player in the world.” McEnroe said.
“He’s a great team player, as Nick [Kyrgios] is. I believe they’ll make each other better.”
I’m so excited about playing here in the United States, at home, and in the great sports city of Chicago. – Jack Sock
“I can’t wait to play Laver Cup again,” Sock said. “It was one of the highlights of the year for me and I’m so excited about playing here in the United States, at home, and in the great sports city of Chicago. The United Center is going to be loud, the crowds will be awesome, and it will be fantastic to have the home support.
“There’s no way we want to let Team Europe win here, on our home turf, and they know it’s going to be tough.
“We have an awesome team and I can’t wait to once again put aside our usual rivalries to play together. It’s going to be amazing,” Sock continued.