2018 Laver Cup

EXCLUSIVE: Laver Cup have no future plans to become a multi-surface event

The Laver Cup will likely always remain a hardcourt event, co-creator Tony Godsick has exclusively told Tennishead.

The tournament is getting ready for its latest edition this week, with London’s O2 Arena ready to host top-level tennis once again.

Part of that process has been the installation of the iconic black court that has become synonymous with the Laver Cup since the event began in 2017.

There have been some who have questioned whether future Laver Cups should look to rotate surfaces too, with clay and grass courts considered as well as hard.

Godsick, though, says that is unlikely to ever happen, for both commercial and practical reasons.

“You never can say never,” Godsick exclusively told Tennishead. “I would like to think one of the things that makes us unique and one of the things we put together from a brand building standpoint is this black court.

“Our goal is when people see pictures or some content on social media, where they turn on the TV, they see the Black Court with sold out crowd. They say this is the Laver house.

“So I would imagine we’re going to stay [a hardcourt event]. And where we sit in the calendar, this is hardcore season.

“We are always going to need a roof because we’ve got these guys for a very finite amount of time for three days. We cannot take the risk of foul weather and stuff. So it’s probably going to stay this way.”

The 2022 event will also see the final match in the career of Roger Federer, with him set for doubles action on the Friday night.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.