Chicago, US.- Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson, World No.8 John Isner, and Argentine young gun Diego Schwartzman will join Team World at the Laver Cup in Chicago in September 21-23.

The three top-15 players will join world No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro and Australian [18] Nick Kyrgios,John McEnroe’s first ‘captain’s pick’ for the team.

One more player, John McEnroe’s final captain’s pick, will be named for Team World prior to the US Open.

‘I’m very excited to have the Wimbledon finalist Kevin (Anderson) and semifinalist John (Isner) joining Team World for the Laver Cup in Chicago,’ captain John McEnroe said today.

‘Along with Juan Martin del Potro and Nick (Kyrgios) I think we could be looking at perhaps the world’s tallest and biggest-serving tennis team.

‘Both Kevin and John have big games and they’ll add massive firepower to our team. It was incredible to watch them as rivals battle it out on center court at Wimbledon in that marathon semifinal match, with neither of them prepared to concede a point. And in Chicago, at Laver Cup, we’ll see them come together as teammates.

‘And then we add in the grittiness, determination and agility of Diego Schwartzman, whose consistency at the highest level has been impressive over the past 18 months.

Team Europe won the inaugural Laver Cup 15-9 in Prague last year, in a thrilling decider where Roger Federer saved a match point to defeat Team World’s Nick Kyrgios and hoist the magnificent trophy.

Team World will be keen to avenge the loss and make the most of their home-ground advantage at the United Center in Chicago from September 21-23.

The Laver Cup is a three-day tournament pitting a team of six of the best tennis players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world

Björn Borg is captain of Team Europe and John McEnroe is captain of Team World

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