With its inaugural event in 2017 the Laver Cup is destined to bring a new dimension to world-class tennis. This is tennis as you've never seen it before as six top-ranking European players line up against the rest of the world. Competition for seats will be just as hot so get your Laver Cup tickets from StubHub now!
The Laver Cup - history in the making
The Laver Cup is an exciting new event in tennis history. Tennis Australia, Brazilian former Davis Cup player Jorge Paulo Lemann and Roger Federer's TEAM8 created the Laver Cup to honour one of the 20th-century's greatest players, Rod Laver. During his career, Laver amassed a staggering 200 titles including 12 Grand Slam wins and 4 Wimbledon Championships. From a humble background on a Queensland cattle ranch, Laver became the first in tennis to amass one million dollars in prize money. With his power, speed and accuracy he showed that players could be entertainers as well as competitors.
The Laver Cup will rotate between Europe and the rest of the world and take place three out of every four years, missing the Summer Olympic years. Taking place in September two weeks after the US Open the competition is late in the tennis calendar so the venue chosen will be either an indoor arena or a hard court venue with a retractable roof. The 2017 venue is the O2 Arena in Prague. Opened in 2004 it is the second largest ice hockey venue in Europe with a seating capacity of 17,500.
The Laver Cup - where rivals become teammates
Each team of six in the Laver Cup is captained by a legendary name in tennis. Four of each team will be selected based on their ATP singles ranking in the week after Wimbledon while the other two are "Captain's Picks" and announced after the US Open. A dozen singles and doubles matches will be played over three days and evenings with points awarded. The first team to reach 13 out of 24 points is declared the winner but should there be a 12-12 tie an extra doubles match will be played. The inaugural captains are indeed legendary names with Bjorn Borg captaining Europe and John McEnroe returning to the court to lead the rest of the world.
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