updated 08.09.2018 - 2018 edition
LAVER CUP 2018
The second edition of Laver Cup will be hosted in Chicago, Il., from 21 September 2018 till 23 September 2018.
Team Europe Line-Up
|Kyle Edmund||Great Britain||Wilson|
|Captain: Bjorn Borg|
ViceCaptain: Thomas Enqvist
Team World Line-Up
|Juan Martin DelPotro||Argentina||Wilson|
|Kevin Anderson||South Africa||Dunlop|
|Captain: John McEnroe|
ViceCaptain: Patrick McEnroe
Rackets at Laver Cup 2018
|Brand||Players at Laver Cup 2018|
*by clicking on the Brand name you will get the full list of players playing with that brand
Laver Cup 2018 Schedule
Every day three singles and one doubles match are scheduled. Day session starts at 1 pm Chicago local time with two singles matches, Night session starts at 7 pm Chicago local time with one single and one doubles match.
In case, that event will be tied after 12 matches, the deciding doubles match will be played (one regular set).
Other important information about Laver Cup
Team Europe is defending the Laver Cup after 15:9 win in Prague in September 2017.
Laver Cup 2019 will be hosted by Geneve, Switzerland in September 2019.
LAVER CUP 2017
A new tennis tournament and hopefully tradition will be set up in September. Laver Cup will be held in Prague, the Czech Republic from Friday 24th September till Sunday 26th September 2017.
The trophy for winner and tournament get their name after Rod Laver, the phenomenal tennis player from Australia, who won 11 Grand Slam singles titles from 1960 till 1969. In the year 1969, he won all four grand slam tournaments.
This year, the tournament will be hosted by O2 Arena in Prague, the Czech Republic, next year we will see players in the United States.
The tournament is basically the match between Europe and the Rest of the World. Both teams will be represented by 6 players, which will meet in 12 matches during the weekend. Every day we will see 3 singles and 1 doubles matches. Every match will be played on 2 winning sets, but in the case of split sets, tie-break to 10 points will be played. Each team will be awarded points for every won match. 1 point for Friday’s matches, 2 points for Saturday’s matches, 3 points for Sunday’s matches. In a case of the draw after all 12 matches on Sunday, decisive doubles will be played that day.
Laver Cup Teams
|Team Europe||Captain: Bjorn Borg|
|Player 1||Rafael Nadal||Spain||BABOLAT|
|Player 2||Roger Federer||Switzerland||WILSON|
|Player 3||Dominic Thiem||Austria||BABOLAT|
|Player 4||Marin Cilic||Croatia||HEAD|
|Player 5||Tomas Berdych||Czech Republic||HEAD|
|Player 6||Alexander Zverev||Germany||HEAD|
|Team World||Captain: John McEnroe|
|Player 1||Nick Kyrgios||Australia||YONEX|
|Player 2||Jack Sock||USA||BABOLAT|
|Player 3||John Isner||USA||PRINCE|
|Player 4||Sam Querrey||USA||BABOLAT|
|Player 5||Francis Tiafoe||USA||YONEX|
|Player 6||Denis Shapovalov||Canada||YONEX|
Teams were set by captains, with last two names announced today. The only really surprising name is Denis Shapovalov, young Canadian, currently in 143rd place in ATP Ranking. I personally expected Nick Kyrgios from Australia, but who knows how the decision of John McEnroe was made.
Updated 27th August 2017: Milos Raonic withdrew from Laver Cup due to injury and was replaced by Nick Kyrgios from Australia.
Updated 22nd Septemeber 2017: Juan Martin DelPotro withdrew from Laver Cup due to exhausting program and was replaced by Francis Tiafoe from the USA
Racket Brands on Laver Cup
|Brand||Number of Players with Brand Rackets|
Wilson which is equipment partner of Laver Cup will show up in hands of 3 players, three of them in Team World. 4 players will use Babolat rackets. 3 players play with HEAD (and Head definitely miss Novak Djokovic). John Isner as the only player with Prince racket.
Updated 27.08.2017 – Raonic withdrawal means that Babolat will have most players in Prague, and Yonex will have two players there.
Updated 22.09.2017 – delPotro withdrawal means that Wilson will have just 1 player in Prague, and Yonex will have three players thanks to Tiafoe. New order: Babolat 4, Head 3, Yonex 3, Wilson 1, Prince 1
Who will win Laver Cup 2017?
Now with teams set, there is no doubt that Team Europe is the heavy favorite of the match. However, tennis is a game of unexpected, so definitely we will see some surprises in singles matches.
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