Between them, the players representing the European team hold more than 60 Grand Slam titles. They are Novak Djokovic from Serbia, Nadal from Spain, Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, Federer from Switzerland, Casper Ruud from Norway and Andy Murray from Great Britain. Matteo Berrettini of Italy is the European team’s substitute, and Thomas Enqvist of Sweden, a former player who peaked in the top five, is the team’s vice-captain.
What is the format?
The Laver Cup is a combination of singles and doubles matches over three days. Matches are in two sets, and if the match is tied at one set each, a winner is determined using a 10-point tiebreaker – first to 10 points while winning by two wins the match.
Each player plays at least one singles match on the first two days of the competition, and no player may play a singles match more than twice during the tournament. At least four of the six players on a team play doubles.
Federer got an exception to allow him to play doubles once.
How did the Laver Cup start?
Federer has a special relationship with the Laver Cup; it was created by TEAM8, the agency that represents it.
Tony Godsick, Federer’s agent, said Federer wanted to do something special to honor Rod Laver, the Australian tennis star who won 11 Grand Slam singles titles, including the calendar year Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open). all in one year) in 1962 and 1969.
Where is he?
This year’s Laver Cup will take place in London at the O2 Arena, an indoor venue that can hold up to 20,000 people. The competition alternates each year between cities in Europe and the rest of the world.