Nadal, Federer Reunite On Team Europe At Laver Cup; All You Need To Know
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer headline the third edition of the Laver Cup, to be held 20-22 September in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup field includes three other Top 10 players — Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas — who will join Nadal and Federer on Team Europe. John Isner, Milos Raonic and Nick Kyrgios lead the charge for Team World
The teams will be welcomed in Geneva on Wednesday, at a public appearance on the balcony of the Palais Eynard, Parc des Bastions, at 12:00pm.
Team Europe won the inaugural tournament in Prague, 15-9, with Federer prevailing 4-6, 7-6(6), 11-9 over Kyrgios to prevent Team World from forcing a decisive, winner-take-all doubles set. Last year in Chicago, after Isner and Jack Sock put Team World up 8-7 to start Day 3, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev rallied for wins in their singles matches to clinch the victory for Team Europe.
Here’s what you need to know about the Laver Cup: what is the schedule, where to watch, who is playing and more.
Tournament Dates: 20-22 September 2019
Who Is Playing
Team Europe: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Roberto Bautista Agut (alternate)
Team World: John Isner, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Jack Sock, Taylor Fritz, Jordan Thompson (alternate)
Schedule (View On Official Website)
Friday, September 20: 1pm Match 1 (singles) followed by Match 2 (singles)
Friday, September 20: 7pm, Match 3 (singles) followed by Match 4 (doubles)
Saturday, September 21: 1pm, Match 5 (singles) followed by Match 6 (singles)
Saturday, September 21: 7pm, Match 7 (singles) followed by Match 8 (doubles)
Sunday, September 22: 12pm, Match 9 (doubles) followed by Match 10 (singles), Match 11 (singles), Match 12 (singles). If points are even, then there will be a one-set doubles decider.
How To Watch
Surface: Indoor Hard
Both singles and doubles are best-of-three sets with ad scoring. The third set is a 10-point Match Tie-break.
Each match win will be worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday. If points are tied at 12-all on Day 3, a doubles set with ad-scoring and a tie-break will decide the Laver Cup champion. The winning team must reach 13 points.
Each player will play at least one singles match during the first two days. No player will play singles more than twice during the three days. At least four of the six players must play doubles. No doubles combination can be played more than once, unless for the Decider on Day 3, if points are 12-all. Match-ups will be determined prior to the first match each day through the exchange of lineup cards by the captains.
2018 Laver Cup
Team Europe d Team World 13-8
Clinching result: Match 11 – Alexander Zverev d Kevin Anderson 6-7(3), 7-5, 10-7