Laver Cup 2022 Tournament Preview
A fantastic showcase of the biggest names in men’s tennis, the 2022 Laver Cup descends on the British capital.
As the event returns to Europe for the third time and celebrating its fifth edition, the tournament will also serve as the venue for the final farewell of the legendary figure that is Roger Federer.
Here, Tennishead previews all you need to know about the players and action you can expect from the 2022 Laver Cup.
The fifth edition of the elite ATP event will take place across three days from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September in London, UK.
Where is the event held?
The 2022 Laver Cup sees action at the O2 Arena in London on indoor hard courts.
The famous site hosted the season-ending ATP Finals from 2009 to 2020 and welcomes tennis back for the first time since that year.
Team Europe and Team World take each other on in a mixed format of singles and doubles.
Each day begins with three singles match before culminating in a doubles rubber, except on Sunday when the doubles match starts play, followed by up to three singles matches.
On Day One each tie carries one point for the winner, on Day Two two points and on Day Three three points.
With 24 points available to claim and a score of 13 or more required to win the tournament, play is guaranteed to proceed to day three even if one team wins all eight rubbers to that point.
If the score is tied at 12-12 after all rubbers have been completed a fifth match on Day Three will decide the tournament.
No one player can play singles more than twice over the course of the event. In addition, at least four of the six players on each team must play doubles.
Therefore, all 12 players must take part in at least one rubber across the three days, or be replaced by an alternate.
In contrast to the 2021 event where Team Europe had a distinct rankings advantage over their adversaries, Team World are looking in more solid shape to challenge for a first Laver Cup title.
However, Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alex de Minaur and Tommy Paul all arrive in London in good form after playing their part in the Davis Cup Group Stage to push their nations to qualify for the Finals in November.
Meanwhile,, Frances Tiafoe is fresh off a career best Major performance after reaching the semi-finals in New York, while Jack Sock will prove a formidable opponent in the doubles in particular.
The 2022 Laver Cup is also the last ever competitive event for the great Roger Federer as he says goodbye from London, the site of 10 of his 103 career singles titles across Wimbledon and the ATP Finals.
Can I buy tickets for the tournament?
Tickets for the tournament are sold out, but fans can access the Fan Zone outside the O2 Arena for free each day from 10:30am.
This area includes the tournament Practice Court, where you can see the players warm-up themselves up for competition.
How can I follow the tournament?
Any combination of battles could take place in London as selection is left to the Team Captains.
Federer is likely to play his final ever match in a doubles tie, and of course would love for that to happen alongside his longest rival Nadal.
In singles Nadal might have a shot to avenge his US Open loss to Frances Tiafoe should the two face off, or Taylor Fritz could get the chance to do the same to Nadal after his Wimbledon quarter-final loss to the Spaniard in July.
The fifth edition of the Laver Cup will certainly prove a celebration of the sport as well as of the career of arguably its greatest ever talent in Roger Federer.
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