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Noah to lead Team Europe from 2025

By Reuters
May 30, 2024
France captain Yannick Noah reacts during the doubles match between Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France and Croatias Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic. — Reuters/file
 France captain Yannick Noah reacts during the doubles match between Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France and Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic. — Reuters/file 

PARIS: Former French Open champion Yannick Noah will captain Team Europe in the Laver Cup from next year, the tournament's organisers said on Wednesday.

Noah will succeed 11-times grand slam winner Bjorn Borg in the role, while the opposing Team World will be captained by Andre Agassi, who won eight grand slams during his playing career. Agassi will replace John McEnroe in the role.

Borg and McEnroe will end their spells as captains after the seventh edition of Laver Cup, scheduled for September in Germany. Frenchman Noah, also a singer, said he was honoured to be chosen for the role. "I’ve been out of the game for a while, doing my music, but I am really excited for this new adventure,” he said in a statement.