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Laver Cup 2022: Tennis Stalwarts Rafael Nadal, Novac Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray Gear Up For The Competition

  • September 12, 2022
  • by kumkum
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Highlights:

  • Laver Cup 2022 will witness Novac Djokovic alongside Nadal, Federer and Murray in an exciting quartet.
  • The Laver Cup witnesses a face-off between the top tennis players in Europe against the best in the rest of the world in a team competition.
  • Team Europe is the only team to have won the Laver Cup in all four competitions.

Novak Djokovic’s recently announced his participation in this year’s Laver Cup, leaving fans super excited to witness the Wimbledon champion will pair up with competitors from the “Big Four”—Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray—in an exciting quartet.

The Laver Cup is scheduled to take place September 23–25 at The O2 Arena in London; the “Big Four” will compete as four of the six-member Squad Europe against a Rest of the World team.

The remaining two players of Team Europe are yet to be confirmed, but the Rest of the World has already committed to three players, viz. Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz of USA, and Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

The O2 Arena has a seating capacity of 20,000. Team Europe, which comprises the “Big Four,” will play together for the first time in a blockbuster tournament.

Federer played doubles alongside Djokovic and Nadal earlier, but this would be a first for Murray. Bjorn Borg, a Swedish superstar, will captain Europe, and Team World will participate under the captaincy of John McEnroe, a legendary American.

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, who often competes for the Rest of the World Team, has previously stated he will skip the 2022 Laver Cup to spend more time with his family at home.

Laver Cup Format

The Laver Cup witnesses a face-off between the top tennis players in Europe against the best in the rest of the world in a team competition. The first team to score 13 points wins.

How are those points obtained? In the matchups with victories.

Three singles matches and one doubles match are played each day in a best-of-three-sets format; a 10-point tie-break match decides the final set.

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It is impossible for any team to win the championship prior to the final day because each victory on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is worth one point, two points, and three points, respectively.

Between Friday and Saturday, every team plays at least one singles match, and at least four of them contend in doubles.

Past Winners Of The Laver Cup

Team Europe is the only team to have won the Laver Cup in all four competitions. The competition was postponed in 2020 on account of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Team World came the closest to winning in 2019.

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