The tournament is currently underway in Vancouver, Canada where Teams Europe and Team World are facing off.
In previous years, the likes of legendary Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, former world number one Rafael Nadal and 24-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic took part in the competition and represented Team Europe.
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However, this year, none of them are part of the tournament. Also, other big-name players such as Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, Italy’s Jannik Sinner and Britain’s Andy Murray have also opted to stay out of the tournament.
Team World captain McEnroe was clearly unhappy with the development and admitted that it is getting tougher to get everyone committed.
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“The goal was to make it like golf’s Ryder Cup, where everyone was waiting until the last minute to see who was hottest,” said the 64-year-old. “But everyone was available. It doesn’t seem to be the case now. It’s tougher to get everyone committed.”
In the previous five editions of the competition, Team Europe remained a dominant force as they went on to win on four occasions. On the other hand, Team World’s only victory in the tournament came last year.