Prague to Host Inaugural Laver Cup

Europe’s top tennis stars, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, will take on the world’s challengers in this unique tournament

The top-ranked men’s tennis stars will meet in Prague next September for the inaugural Laver Cup, a unique tournament that will match a team of European players against one comprised of the best talent from around the rest of the world.

The Laver Cup, named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, will match a six-man team of Europe’s top stars against the six best challengers from across the rest of the world in a three-day indoor tournament that includes both singles and doubles action.

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The two teams will consist of Europe’s top four players (today, that would be Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, and Roger Federer) matched against the top-ranked talent across all other continents (Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios, and Bernard Tomic at the moment), with the final two players on each team chosen by a captain.

Who are those team captains? None other than legendary rivals Bjorn Borg, heading the European team, and John McEnroe, leading the international stars.

A movie about that rivalry, Borg vs. McEnroe, just happens to be filming in Prague with Shia LaBeouf starring as the US star.

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The Laver Cup will hit Prague’s O2 Arena from September 22-24, 2017.

More information can be found at the official Laver Cup website and Facebook page.

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