|Editions||3 (2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Location||European city, World city rotation|
|Draw||2 teams (Team Europe vs Team World)|
The Laver Cup is an international indoor hard court men's tennis tournament between two teams: Team Europe and Team World, the latter of which is composed of players from non-European countries. Held annually, the tournament is intended to be the Ryder Cup of the tennis world. It takes place two weeks after the US Open, with the location rotating. In addition to the guaranteed participation fees which are based upon the players' ATP rankings, each member of the winning team gets $250,000 in prize money, but the tournament itself does not count towards the players' point totals in the ATP Tour for that year. In May 2019, the Laver Cup became an officially sanctioned ATP Tour event.
The competition pits six top European players against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. There are 12 matches played over three days (nine singles and three doubles). Each match victory on day 1 is worth one point, on day 2 two points, and on day 3 three points. The first team to claim 13 points win the tournament. Each player takes the court once or twice for singles, with at least four of the six taking part in doubles. All matches are played as best-of-three, with a 10-point tiebreaker if play goes to a third set.
The tournament is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, a tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. Roger Federer's management company, TEAM8, Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player Jorge Paulo Lemann, and Tennis Australia partnered to create the Laver Cup. Roger Federer was inspired to create a tennis team tournament based on the biennial Ryder Cup golf tournament, which features the best golfers from the United States playing against the best golfers from Europe.
Former rivals Björn Borg of Sweden (Europe) and John McEnroe of the United States (World team) were announced to serve as captains for at least the first three editions. After the 2019 edition, they announced that they will reprise their roles as team captains for a fourth straight edition.
Main article: 2017 Laver Cup
The first edition was held in Prague from 22 to 24 September 2017, at the O2 Arena. Team Europe defeated Team World 15–9.
Main article: 2018 Laver Cup
The second edition was held in Chicago from 21 to 23 September 2018, at the United Center. Team Europe defeated Team World 13–8.
Main article: 2019 Laver Cup
The third edition was held in Geneva from 20 to 22 September 2019, at the Palexpo. Team Europe defeated Team World 13−11 following a clinching ten-point tiebreak win from Alexander Zverev over Milos Raonic.
Main article: 2021 Laver Cup
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup will be held in Boston from 24 September to 26 September 2021, at the TD Garden. It was originally scheduled for September 2020, but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid overlapping with the 2020 French Open, which was also rescheduled.
|Year||Winner||Score||Runner-up||Location||Venue||Europe captain||World captain|
|2017||15–9||Prague, Czech Republic||O2 Arena||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|2018||13–8||Chicago, United States||United Center||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|2019||13–11||Geneva, Switzerland||Palexpo||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|2020||no competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||Boston, United States||TD Garden||Björn Borg||John McEnroe|
|2022||London, United Kingdom||The O2 Arena|
|Team||Matches (points) won||Laver|
|Day 1 (1 point)||Day 2 (2 points)||Day 3 (3 points)||Total|
|8 (8)||1 (1)||9 (9)||6 (12)||1 (2)||7 (14)||6 (18)||0 (0)||6 (18)||20 (38)||2 (3)||22 (41)||3|
|1 (1)||2 (2)||3 (3)||3 (6)||2 (4)||5 (10)||2 (6)||3 (9)||5 (15)||6 (13)||7 (15)||13 (28)||0|
|Nation||Team||Number of players|