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Laver Cup: what is it, how does it work, ATP points and format

Back in 2017, in an attempt to recreate golf’s Ryder Cup in the tennis world, Roger Federer approached Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player, Jorge Paulo Lemann, and Tennis Australia to create a new tournament. Named in honor of one of the greatest tennis players to have ever trod the courts, Australian legend Rod Laver, the new tournament would be held on indoor hard courts annually.

In the golf model, where the format pits a team from the USA squared off against a team made up of pan-European players, the epicenter of the tennis world is Europe and so it was decided that the Laver Cup format should see a European team face off against a World team, whose players can be from anywhere other than the European continent.

With the inaugural 2017 event held in the Prague O2 in the capital of the Czech Republic, a format was hit upon that would see the tournament alter between…


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