Tennis famous person Roger Federer (41) will choose up a tennis racket for the final time in his profession at the Laver Cup tomorrow evening. Here yow will discover all the information about the tournament.
What is the Laver Cup?
Laver Cup is worldwide A males’s tennis tournament through which six European gamers make up the “European Team”. You’ll compete towards six different gamers from round the world, presenting Team World.
The tournament is held at a distinct location annually two weeks after the US Open. The arduous court docket tournament is known as after the legendary Australian tennis participant Rod Laver.
Laver Cup 2022
This 12 months’s version was overtaken by Roger Federer (41), who introduced his retirement after the Laver Cup simply days earlier than the begin of the tournament. Friday evening’s doubles match might be the final match of his profession.
In addition to Roger Federer, Team Europe consists of the following gamers: Rafael Nadal (36), Stefanos Tsitsipas (24), Novak Djokovic (35), Casper Ruud (23) and Andy Murray (35).
Team World consists of Felix Auger-Aliassime (22), Taylor Fritz (24), Diego Schwartzman (30), Francis Tiafoe (24), Alex de Minaur (23) and Jack Sock (29).
The tournament will happen from September twenty third to September twenty fifth at the O2 Arena in London.
History of the Laver Cup
The Laver Cup was first held in 2017 at the O2 Arena in Prague. So far, Team Europe has received all 4 editions. The cup has been an official a part of the ATP Tour since 2019. In 2020, the tournament was canceled as a result of the corona pandemic. Former tennis gamers Bjorn Borg (Team Europe) and John McEnroe (Team World) captained each groups in all competitions.
The high 4 gamers in the staff will qualify primarily based on their place in the world rankings. The captain additionally selects two gamers to finish the squad. Twelve video games might be performed in three days. The twelve video games include 9 singles and three doubles. Each tournament day consists of three singles and one doubles competitors. All matches might be performed in a best-of-three format. If there’s a tie after two units, the recreation might be determined in a ten-match tiebreak.
One level for every win on Friday, two factors for every win on Saturday and three factors for every win on Sunday. The first staff to attain 13 factors out of a doable 24 wins the Laver Cup. If the rating is 12-12 after Sunday’s fourth recreation, the doubles will play a match tie-breaker for total victory.
You can watch the Laver Cup dwell on free-to-air TV from tomorrow, with Eurosport masking the whole tournament. The first single kicks off at London’s O2 Arena on Friday at 2pm.