Laver Cup

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Laver Cup
2018 Laver Cup
Logo of Laver Cup.jpg
Tournament information
Founded 2017 (2017)
Editions 1 (2017)
Location Location rotating each year
Surface Hard indoor
Draw 2 teams (Team Europe vs Team World)
Website https://lavercup.com/

The Laver Cup is an international indoor hard court men's tennis tournament between two teams: Team Europe and Team World, the latter of which is composed of players from non-European countries. Held annually,[1] the tournament takes place two weeks after the US Open, with the location rotating. In addition to the guaranteed participation fees which are based upon the players' ATP rankings, each member of the winning team gets $250,000 in prize money, but the tournament itself does not count towards the players' point totals in the ATP world tour for that year, at least not as of 2017.[2][3]

History

The O2 Arena in Prague during the first Laver Cup, with an entirely black center court.[4]

The tournament is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, a tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. Roger Federer's management company, TEAM8, Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player Jorge Paulo Lemann, and Tennis Australia partnered to create the Laver Cup.[5]

The competition pits six top European players against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. There are 12 matches played over three days (nine singles and three doubles), with the number of points awarded for victories increasing each day. Each player takes the court once or twice for singles, with at least four of the six taking part in doubles. All matches are played as best-of-three, with a 10-point tiebreaker if play goes to a third set.

Former rivals Björn Borg of Sweden (Europe) and John McEnroe of the United States (World team) will serve as captains for the first three editions.[6]

2017: Inaugural edition

The first edition was held in Prague from 22–24 September 2017, at the O2 Arena. Team Europe defeated Team World 15–9.

Laver-Cup-Europe.svg Team Europe
Captain: Sweden Björn Borg
Player Rank*
Spain Rafael Nadal 1
Switzerland Roger Federer 2
Germany Alexander Zverev 4
Croatia Marin Čilić 5
Austria Dominic Thiem 7
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 19

Laver-Cup-Globe.svg Team World
Captain: United States John McEnroe
Player Rank*
United States Sam Querrey 16
United States John Isner 17
Australia Nick Kyrgios 20
United States Jack Sock 21
Canada Denis Shapovalov 51
United States Frances Tiafoe 72

* Singles rankings as of 18 September 2017

2018

The second edition will be held in Chicago from 21–23 September 2018, at the United Center.

Laver-Cup-Europe.svg Team Europe
Captain: Sweden Björn Borg
Player Rank*
Switzerland Roger Federer 2
Germany Alexander Zverev 4
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 5
Serbia Novak Djokovic 10
Belgium David Goffin 11
TBD

Laver-Cup-Globe.svg Team World
Captain: United States John McEnroe
Player Rank*
Argentina Juan Martin del Potro 3
South Africa Kevin Anderson 6
United States John Isner 9
Argentina Diego Schwartzman 12
Australia Nick Kyrgios 18
TBD

* Singles rankings as of 13 August 2018

Records & statistics

Tournament editions

Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue Location Europe captain World captain
2017 Laver-Cup-Europe.svg Team Europe 15–9 Laver-Cup-Globe.svg Team World O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic Sweden Björn Borg United States John McEnroe
2018 United Center Chicago, United States Sweden Björn Borg United States John McEnroe

Participating nations

Nation 2017 2018 Total
Argentina 2 2
Australia 1 1 2
Austria 1 1
Belgium 1 1
Bulgaria 1 1
Canada 1 1
Croatia 1 1
Czech Republic 1 1
Germany 1 1 2
South Africa 1 1
Spain 1 1
Serbia 1 1
Switzerland 1 1 2
United States 4 1 5

Player statistics

Nat. Player Team First
year
Laver Cups Matches Win–Loss Points
App. Won Singles Doubles Total Singles Doubles Total
Australia Nick Kyrgios World 2017 1 0 3 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 3–3
Austria Dominic Thiem Europe 2017 1 1 1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
Canada Denis Shapovalov World 2017 1 0 1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1
Croatia Marin Čilić Europe 2017 1 1 2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–3
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Europe 2017 1 1 3 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–4 0–6
Germany Alexander Zverev Europe 2017 1 1 2 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–0
Spain Rafael Nadal Europe 2017 1 1 4 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 4–4
Switzerland Roger Federer Europe 2017 1 1 3 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 7–0
United States John Isner World 2017 1 0 3 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 6–1
United States Sam Querrey World 2017 1 0 3 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–5 0–2 0–7
United States Jack Sock World 2017 1 0 4 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 4–2 4–4
United States Frances Tiafoe World 2017 1 0 1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1

See also

References

  1. ^ "Laver Cup to become an annual event". Laver Cup. 2018-07-10. 
  2. ^ "In Laver Cup's Debut, Europe Towers Over the World". New York Times. 2017-09-21. 
  3. ^ Clarey, Christopher (2017-09-24). "A Promising Debut for the Laver Cup, Buoyed by Two Timeless Stars". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Breaking the boundaries: Laver Cup embraces innovation | Laver Cup". Laver Cup. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2017-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Dynamic Doubles Duo: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to team up in inaugural Laver Cup". Tennis.com. 2016-08-24. 
  6. ^ "What is the Laver Cup, why are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal playing and how excited should we be about it?". The Telegraph. 2017-09-20. 

External links

  • Official website
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