LAVER CUP – PLAYERS & RACKETS

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

NameNationalityTennis Racket
Roger FedererSwitzerlandWilson
Novak DjokovicSerbiaHead
Alexander ZverevGermanyHead
Grigor DimitrovBulgariaWilson
David GoffinBelgiumWilson
Kyle EdmundGreat BritainWilson
Captain: Bjorn Borg
ViceCaptain: Thomas Enqvist

Team World Line-Up

NameNationalityTennis Racket
Juan Martin DelPotroArgentinaWilson
Kevin AndersonSouth AfricaDunlop
John IsnerUSAPrince
Diego SchwartzmanArgentinaHead
Jack SockUSABabolat
Nick KyrgiosAustraliaYonex
Captain: John McEnroe
ViceCaptain: Patrick McEnroe

Rackets at Laver Cup 2018

BrandPlayers at Laver Cup 2018
Wilson5
HEAD3
Babolat1
Yonex1
Dunlop1
Prince1

*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
Name Country Racket
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
Name Country Racket
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
BABOLAT 4
WILSON 1
HEAD 3
PRINCE 1
YONEX 3

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.

What is your opinion on Laver Cup 2017 winner? Show it here:

Who will win Laver Cup 2017?

Team Europe

Team World

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2 Comments

    • You are right. We apologize. We made mistake during compilation of tables. Shapovalov plays with Yonex, we have it in our database correctly.

      Thanks for the correction and once more sorry for the mistake. (we updated article and tables appropriately)

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