Novak Djokovic will join Team Europe in the 2018 Laver Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago from 21-23 September.
In an official announcement, the 12-times Grand Slam Champion said: “I’m very excited about playing the Laver Cup in Chicago later this year and helping to defend the title for Team Europe.
“I love the whole concept of ‘rivals becoming teammates’ and can’t wait to join Roger Federer in Team Europe under the leadership of our inspirational captain, Bjorn Borg, one of the most accomplished players in tennis history.
“Roger and I have played so many tough matches, and he is such a great champion so it will be a unique experience being part of the same team and perhaps even playing doubles together.
“I watched the Laver Cup on TV last year and it looked amazing. All the players competed with such passion and the team spirit was extraordinary – everyone was working together, cheering for each other and even coaching from the bench during matches. I can’t wait to be part of that experience.
“It’s always fun to discover a new city and I can’t wait to explore Chicago. There’s a large Serbian community in the city and I hope they come out and support me and Team Europe.”