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French tennis star Noah to replace Borg as Team Europe skipper at 2025 Laver Cup

Former French Open winner Yannick Noah was on Wednesday named as captain of Team Europe at next year's Laver Cup in San Francisco.

The 64-year-old Frenchman will replace Bjorn Borg who has skippered squads consisting of players such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the tournament which began in 2017 to commemorate the career of the Australian tennis legend Rod Laver.

“I am truly honoured to have been asked to take on the role as Team Europe captain,” said Noah. “I’ve been out of the game for a while, doing my music, but I am really excited for this new adventure.

"I might have mellowed a bit now, but the competitive side of me is alive forever."

The three-day competition, which will take place this year between 20 and 22 September, pits six of the best male players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world.

Three singles matches and a doubles tie are each played on day one and day two. The third day starts with the doubles match and the singles matches follow if necessary.

Each match win is worth one point on the first day, two points on the second day, and three points in the final ties on the third day.

The first team to 13 points claims the cup. A winner-takes-all doubles match is played if the score is 12-12

Noah’s appointment – a week after Andre Agassi was anointed captain of Team World – came on the fourth day of the French Open in Paris where Noah enjoyed his greatest success as a singles player.

Success

No other male compatriot has emulated the feat.


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