The Laver Cup is an international men’s tennis event. Held over 3 days, it pits six players from two teams against each other. The teams are Team Europe and Team World. Four matches are held daily over the three days.
It was founded in 2017 and entered its fourth edition in 2021. It has no set venue but it is usually played at an indoor court with a hard surface.
Team Europe VS Team World
As the name suggests, Team Europe is made up of players from Europe. Team World is made up of players from any other country outside the European continent.
The Laver Cup is usually held two weeks after the US Open, which is the final event in the Grand Slam. In 2021, both the Laver Cup and the Ryder Cup were held on the same weekend in September.
The venue for the cup alternates between locations in Europe and the rest of the world. The 2021 cup was held at the TD Garden in Boston in the United States of America.
Winnings and Prizes
The players who are invited to play for the Laver Cup have a guaranteed participation fee. In addition to that, winning team members will get US$250,000 each.
This is a sanctioned ATP Event. However, the performance of the players will not contribute to their ATP Tour totals.
Roger Federer and Zverev hold the records for the most single matches won while Sock holds the record for the most doubles matches won.