The Laver Cup is an international indoor hard court men's tennis tournament between two teams: Team Europe and Team World, the latter of which is composed of players from non-European countries. Held annually, the tournament is intended to be the Ryder Cup of the tennis world. It takes place two weeks after the US Open, with the location rotating. In addition to the guaranteed participation fees which are based upon the players' ATP rankings, each member of the winning team gets $250,000 in prize money, but the tournament itself does not count towards the players' point totals in the ATP world tour for that year. In May 2019, the Laver Cup became an officially sanctioned ATP Tour event.
|Editions||2 (2017, 2018)|
|Location||European city, World city rotation|
|Draw||2 teams (Team Europe vs Team World)|
The tournament is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, a tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. Roger Federer's management company, TEAM8, Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player Jorge Paulo Lemann, and Tennis Australia partnered to create the Laver Cup.. Roger Federer was inspired to create a tennis team tournament based on the biennial Ryder Cup golf tournament, which features the best golfers from the United States playing against the best golfers from Europe. 
The competition pits six top European players against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. There are 12 matches played over three days (nine singles and three doubles). Each victory gives the victorious team a number of points equal to the day the match was played on. The first team to claim 13 points win the tournament. Each player takes the court once or twice for singles, with at least four of the six taking part in doubles. All matches are played as best-of-three, with a 10-point tiebreaker if play goes to a third set.
2017: Inaugural editionEdit
- Singles rankings as of 18 September 2017
- Singles rankings as of 17 September 2018
- Singles rankings as of 19 August 2019
Records & statisticsEdit
|Year||Winner||Score||Runner-up||Location||Venue||Europe captain||World captain|
|2017||Team Europe||15–9||Team World||Prague, Czech Republic||O2 Arena||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|2018||Team Europe||13–8||Team World||Chicago, United States||United Center||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|2019||Geneva, Switzerland||Palexpo||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|Nation||Team||Number of players|
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