The tennis gods are re-stringing their racquets and straightening the court lines, because the Laver Cup – one of the tennis world’s latest inclusions – is getting ready to serve. Created to showcase some of the best talent from around the world in a battle of two titans, the Laver Cup is a competition that features the best of European tennis taking on the best of World tennis to see which team comes out on top. If you’re a tennis fan keen to watch, or you’re just interested to see how the competition works, find out all you need to know about the Laver Cup in this Canstar Blue guide.
How to watch the Laver Cup
The Laver Cup will be exclusively shown on Stan Sport, who secured the broadcasting rights for the next few years. Stan Sport also offers coverage of other tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon and the French Open.
Watch the Laver Cup on Stan Sport
Stan Sport will be broadcasting every game, set and match of the Laver Cup live and on-demand, giving fans plenty to get excited about. Stan Sport is only available as an add-on to a Stan subscription, costing you a minimum of $25 a month, although Stan Sport does also offer a seven-day free trial, allowing you to try before you buy.
When is the 2023 Laver Cup?
The Laver Cup kicks off on September 22 with four matches across the day and finishes up on Sunday September 24. The matches are as follows:
- Friday September 22
- Match 1: Singles Match Day Session
- Match 2: Singles Match Day Session
- Match 3: Singles Match Night Session
- Saturday September 23
- Match 4: Singles Match Day Session
- Match 5: Singles Match Day Session
- Match 6: Singles Match Night Session
- Match 7: Doubles Match Night Session
- Sunday September 24
- Match 9: Doubles Match Day Session
- Match 10: Singles Match Day Session
- Match 11: Singles Match Day Session (if required)
- Match 12: Singles Match Day Session (if required)
*Friday’s lineup is announced on Thursday afternoon.
- Saturday’s lineup is announced an hour after play ends on Friday night.
- Sunday’s lineup is announced an hour after play ends on Saturday night.
Who is part of Team Europe and Team World for 2023?
The Laver Cup is made up of two teams competing for the cup – one from Europe and another World Team made up of other countries like Canada and the USA. Both teams are as follows:
- Captain: Bjorn Borg
- Vice Captain: Thomas Enqvist
- Casper Ruud – Norway
- Stefanos Tsitsipas – Greece
- Andrey Rublev – Russia
- Holger Rune – Denmark
- Hubert Hurkacz – Poland
- Gael Monfils – France
- Captain: John Mcenroe
- Vice Captain: Patrick MCenroe
- Felix Auger-Aliassime – Canada
- Taylor Fritz – USA
- Francis Tiafoe – USA
- Tommy Paul – USA
- Francisco Cerundolo – Argentina
- Ben Shelton – USA
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What is the Laver Cup?
The Laver Cup is a team-based tennis tournament that sees Team Europe take on Team World in the best of 12 games. Named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, the competition was created by Roger Federer in 2017, who was inspired by the format of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, which sees the best of European golfers take on the best of American golfers.
The 12 matches – which include singles and doubles – are played over three days, with matches played on day one worth one point, while matches played on day two are worth two points, with three points awarded to the victors of matches on day three. The team with the most points at the end of the competition is the winner of the Laver Cup.
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