Often an overlooked event in the sports world, the 2022 Laver Cup is now taking center stage after the news that legend Roger Federer would be retiring from the sport after the event. His final match will be a doubles match with Rafael Nadal against Americans Jack Sock and US Open star Frances Tiafoe.
The Laver Cup is an ATP event that pits Team Europe versus Team World in a competition that was meant to be viewed similarly to the Ryder Cup in golf.
The event has only been going for four years, and Team Europe have dominated so far, going a perfect 4-0. They won the inaugural event in Prague, Czech Republic, 15–9, and the following year they earned a 13–8 win in Chicago. In 2019 they won a closer matchup, 13–11 in Geneva, before taking a year off due to COVID and then destroying Team World 14-1 in Boston last year.
Obviously, Team Europe will be hoping to keep that going and send Federer out on a high note.
How does the Laver Cup work?
The two squads are made up of six players with three players qualifying via their ATP Rankings and three selected specifically by the captains.
It will be twelve matches that take place over three days with each day’s play consisting of three singles matches and one doubles. All matches are played as best-of-three sets, with a 10-point tie-breaker to decide the winner if it goes to a third set
The points are awarded as follows:
- Day 1 – one point per win
- Day 2 – two points per win
- Day 3 – three points per win
The first team to 13 points will be crowned champions.
The two captains decide which players to select for specific matches and they usually allow each player to have a chance to play singles and doubles.
What are the teams?
Team Europe: Andy Murray (GBR), Novak Djokovic (SRB), Roger Federer (SUI), Rafael Nadal (ESP), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE), Casper Ruud (NOR), Matteo Berrettini (ITA) (alternate)
Bjorn Borg is the captain of Team Europe 2022,
Team World: Taylor Fritz (USA), Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN), Diego Schwartzman (ARG), Frances Tiafoe (USA), Alex de Minaur (AUS), Jack Sock (USA), Tommy Paul (USA) (alternate)
John McEnroe is the captain of Team World 2022
What time is the 2022 Laver Cup?
The Laver Cup 2022 takes place at the O2 Arena, London, so the matches will start in the morning here in the United States.
- Friday, September 23rd: Day Session: 8 a.m. ET, Night Session: 2 p.m. ET
- Saturday, September 24th: Day Session: 8 a.m. ET, Night Session: 2 p.m. ET
- Sunday, September 25th: 7 a.m. ET
How to watch the 2022 Laver Cup
- Channel: Tennis Channel
- Streaming: ESPN+
What is the match schedule?
You can see the full schedule on the ATP Tour website
Friday Day Session (8 a.m. ET)
- Casper RUUD (EUROPE) vs Jack SOCK (WORLD)
- Stefanos TSITSIPAS (EUROPE) vs Diego SCHWARTZMAN (WORLD)
Friday Night Session (2 p.m. ET)
- Andy MURRAY (EUROPE) vs Alex DE MINAUR (WORLD)
- Roger FEDERER/Rafael NADAL (EUROPE) vs Jack SOCK/ Frances TIAFOE (WORLD)
Saturday and Sunday schedules will likely not be announced until Friday