Yannick Noah appointed new captain of Team Europe at Laver Cup

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 at 11:45
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Former French tennis star Yannick Noah will captain Team Europe in the upcoming edition of the Laver Cup. The decision was announced by the Laver Cup in a detailed statement on their official website on Tuesday, which revealed that the 64-year-old will be the team captain next season.
Noah, who won one Grand Slam in his career, which was the French Open back in 1983, was also quoted in the statement where he stated that he was ‘honoured’ to take the role of the team captain.
“I am truly honoured to have been asked to take on the role as Team Europe Captain for the Laver Cup,” Noah said. “I’ve been out of the game for a while, doing my music, but I am really excited for this new adventure.”
“I love team competitions, the emotions they bring, getting to know the guys, how they are on and off the court as people – it will be great. I also can’t wait to see Andre again after a couple of decades and to face him on the other side. I might have mellowed a bit now, but the competitive side of me is alive forever. I want Team Europe to win!”
Noah will replace legendary Bjorn Borg at the helm of the affair. Borg was also quoted in the report where he backed the Sedan-born star to deliver the goods for the team.
“I can’t think of a better person to take over this role than my good friend Yannick,” said Borg. “He is a great champion, leader and person and I’m sure he will enjoy being part of this great competition as much as I have. I will of course be wishing him and Team Europe continued success over the years.”
With Noah being appointed team captain, the next edition of the Laver Cup will have two new captains in charge. Earlier, former world number one Andre Agassi was appointed the new captain of Team World.

Introducing the next Team Europe Captain, Yannick Noah. Noah will attend this year’s Laver Cup in Berlin to prepare for his new role and be formally introduced as the next Team Europe Captain. His term will begin with Laver Cup San Francisco 2025. bit.ly/4bXTQsI


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