This year was the 4th Laver Cup since it was founded in 2017 by the Australian tennis legend, Rod Laver. The location of this tournament alternates each year between a city in Europe and a city in the rest of the World. This year, the tournament took place at the TD Garden in Boston, United States.
Last year, Nadal and Federer shared an iconic and historic moment when they played their first and only doubles match on the same team. Unfortunately, this year we weren’t able to see such a historic match, as the three legends, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, known as The Big Three, weren’t able to attend the tournament. Nevertheless, the victory was a landslide as Europe won 14-1. Team World only won a doubles match on the second day of the tournament in which Isner and Shapovalov beat the Italian and German pair: Berrettini and Zverev.
Bjorn Borg, the captain of Team Europe, assembled an extremely strong team which featured six top-10 players. These outstanding six players were : the reigning US Open champion and World Nº2 Daniil Medvedev, Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Matero Berrettini and Casper Rudd.
Sadly, Nick Kyrgios, a regular presence at this event over the last 4 years, has announced that although it is his favourite week of the year, he will most likely not be attending any future Laver Cups. “I will be watching from my couch next Laver Cup, cheering on, cheering for Team World.”
Next year, this unique tournament will take place in no other than London’s O2 Arena from 23rd to 25th September, as 2022 will be Europe’s year to host this annual event. Nonetheless, Europe has remained the reigning champion over the four years that it has taken place.
Gabriela P, Year 11
Credits: Image: Team Europe holds cup after victory Top row : Thomas Enqvist, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud Bottom row : Feliciano Lopez, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berretini, Bjorn Borg