Federer wants Djokovic and Alcaraz to play for Team Europe in Laver Cup in 2024

The Swiss wants to bring the two best players in the world together in Berlin for the Team Europe side

Roger Federer Laver Cup 2023 © Zuma / Panoramic

A year after retiring from the 2022 Laver Cup in London following a doubles defeat by his historic rival Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer was back in 2023 in Vancouver, this time as a spectator.

The Swiss could only watch, helplessly, as Team Europe were crushed 13-2 by Team World, with only Casper Ruud‘s victory to save the day.

“They destroyed Team Europe,” he told Eurosport. “Team World played fantastic, they really brought the energy

“Everybody brought a point, they were stronger in the doubles. In the singles too, they were moving fast, they were ready to go. They thoroughly deserved victory.”


Team Europe will have the chance to take revenge next year, on home soil, in Berlin, where the 2024 edition will take place from 20 to 22 September. And Federer has an idea in the back of his mind.

The man with 20 Grand Slam titles is hoping to call on the current top 3 – Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev – to help Björn Borg’s Team Europe defeat John McEnroe’s Team World.

“I’d like to see Novak again – Alcaraz and Novak in the same team,” he said. “Sascha Zverev would be great for the German market. Someone like Holger Rune, that really hurt Team Europe (him not being there). Medvedev would be great. I like watching Rublev and maybe someone (else) will come through.”

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