Apart from the Grand Slam events, the Laver Cup is the most anticipated tennis tournament every year. So if you’ve just started getting into tennis or want to see Roger Federer’s send-off tournament, we have covered everything you need to know about the Laver Cup 2022.
Laver Cup Tennis Tournament
The Laver Cup is an annual indoor hard-court ATP tournament. The tournament takes place every September, usually 2 weeks after the US Open, except for in 2020, when it was canceled following the COVID-19 outbreak.
It is played between 2 teams, Team Europe and Team World, with 6 players on each side. The Europe team consists of European tennis players with the World team having their 6 counterparts from around the world.
The venue varies every year from cities in Europe to any city in the rest of the world. This year will mark its 5th edition since it was first established in 2017, making it the first and final iteration where the Big Three will play together.
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Prize Money||$250,000 to each player on the winning team|
|Draw||2 teams, 9 singles, 3 doubles|
Laver Cup 2022 Results
For the first time in history of Laver Cup, Team World finally wins Laver Cup 2022. Team World defeated Team Europe with e margin of 13-8 points.
On 1st day, points were equal with 2 all. 2nd day Team Europe was dominated on Team Europe with 6-2 and total points were 8-4 at the end of 2nd day. On final day Team World was absolute dominated on Team Europe by winning all fist 3 matches and gained 9 points which lead them to win the Title.
Laver Cup History and Past Winners
The Laver Cup was named in honor of Rod Laver and created as a partnership between 3 parties: TEAM8, Roger Federer’s management company, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player, and Tennis Australia. During its inception, Roger Federer aimed to create a tennis tournament in the likeness of the biennial Ryder Cup golf tournament in which 2 teams of players from the US and Europe competed against one another.
Famous rivals John McEnroe and Björn Borg were chosen to be the team Captains and have reprised their roles for every tournament since. Team World has yet to win the Laver Cup with Team Europe having 4 consecutive wins.
|2017||15-9||Europe||Prague, Czech Republic|
Laver Cup Prize Money and Points
Every contender receives a participation fee reliant on their ATP ranking that year and besides this guaranteed amount, all the players on the winning team also receive $250,000.
In 2019, the tournament became an ATP-sanctioned event however, winning or participating in the tournament does not give any ranking points.
Laver Cup 2022 Dates
The tournament will be held over 3 days from the 23rd-25th of September. There are no qualifying rounds as each player that participates is selected beforehand.
Laver Cup 2022 Schedule and Format
|Session||Day 1 (23rd Sept)||Day 2 (24th Sept)||Day 3 (25th Sept)|
|DAY||M1- Singles||M5- Singles||M9- Doubles|
|DAY||M2- Singles||M6- Singles||M10- Singles|
|NIGHT||M3- Singles||M7- Singles|
|NIGHT||M4- Doubles||M8- Doubles|
Note: Times are according to local time.
DAY Session: DAY 1 and 2 will start at 1 pm and Day 3 will start at 12pm.
Night Session: Starts at 7 pm.
Whichever team reaches 13 points first, wins the Laver Cup. 1 point is earned per match on the first day, 2 per match on the second, and 3 per match on the third and final day. In this way, the Cup is always played on the third day.
Each match is played to the best of three and if the scores are tied after the 12 matches, a tie-breaker match will be played. If on the 3rd day, only one match is played to decide the winner, a follow-up match will be played after the award ceremony.
Laver Cup 2022 Champions
In 2022, Team World became champions of Laver Cup. Team World defeated Team Europe with 13-8. John McEnroe’s team became champions of Laver Cup 1st time since start of this tournament in 2017.
On 1st day score was 2 all with two victories of both team and on 2nd day Team Europe was dominated with 3 victories against 1 loss and score became 8-2 at the end of 2nd day. While on 3rd day, Team World was completely dominated on Team Europe. Jack Sock/Felix Aliassime (doubles), Felix Alliassime (Singles) and Frances Tiafoe (singles) victories helped Team World to get 9 points on final day.
Laver Cup Players
Every year, the players are selected via 2 methods. Three of the 6 qualify based on their ATP ranking following the French Open in June, while the other three are chosen by the individual captains as “captain’s picks” before the US Open in August.
|Björn Borg||Thomas Enqvist||Casper Ruud||2|
|Matteo Berrettini (Alternate Player)||15|
|John McEnroe||Patrick McEnroe||Patrick McEnroe||12|
|Alex de Minaur||22|
|Tommy Paul (Alternate Player)||29|
John Isner (No.42) was initially selected by the World team Captain-John McEnroe, but due to a knee injury, withdrew shortly after. He would be replaced with Frances Tiafoe of the US.
Laver Cup Draws
There was total of 12 matches, 9 singles and 3 doubles. The plays for the 1st day announced in the afternoon of the day prior. For the 2nd and 3rd days, the lineup announced an hour after play ends on the 1st and 2nd day respectively.
Laver Cup 2022 Tickets
There are 5 total sessions and 3 types of tickets available for the Laver Cup:
- Open Practice Day Tickets: available following August 22, 2022
- Single Session Tickets: on sale since April 8, 2022
- Multi-Session Tickets(sold out): on sale since April 8, 2022
To book your tickets and for information regarding hospitality and taxes, click the link added below.
2022 Laver Cup Tickets: Tickets | Laver Cup