2017 Laver Cup

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2017 Laver Cup
Date22–24 September 2017
Edition1st
SurfaceHard indoor
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
VenueO2 Arena (Prague)
Champions
Team Europe
Laver-Cup-Europe.svg  15 – 9  Laver-Cup-Globe.svg
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The 2017 Laver Cup was the first edition of the Laver Cup, a men's tennis tournament between teams from Europe and the rest of the world. It was held on indoor hard courts at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 until 24 September.

Team Europe won the inaugural tournament 15–9.[1]

Player selection[edit]

On 24 August 2016, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were the first of six players to confirm their participation for Team Europe. On 15 May 2017, more than eight months later, Milos Raonic was the first of six players to confirm his participation for Team World. By 24 August 2017, all six players from each team had been chosen: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Marin Čilić, Dominic Thiem, and Tomáš Berdych for Team Europe, and Milos Raonic, John Isner, Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, Juan Martín del Potro, and Denis Shapovalov for Team World.[2] Shortly afterwards Raonic withdrew and was replaced by Nick Kyrgios.[3] Later Frances Tiafoe took the place of del Potro who had also withdrawn.[4]

Former rivals Björn Borg of Sweden (Europe) and John McEnroe of the United States (World) were serving as captains for the 2017 edition.

Participants[edit]

Laver-Cup-Europe.svg Team Europe
Captain: Sweden Björn Borg
Vice-captain: Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Player Rank*
Spain Rafael Nadal 1
Switzerland Roger Federer 2
Germany Alexander Zverev 4
Croatia Marin Čilić 5
Austria Dominic Thiem 7
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 19
Spain Fernando Verdasco 40

Laver-Cup-Globe.svg Team World
Captain: United States John McEnroe
Vice-captain: United States Patrick McEnroe
Player Rank*
Canada Milos Raonic 11
United States Sam Querrey 16
United States John Isner 17
Australia Nick Kyrgios 20
United States Jack Sock 21
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 24
Canada Denis Shapovalov 51
United States Frances Tiafoe 72
Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis 215
Captain's Pick
Withdrew
Replacement
Alternate

* Singles rankings as of 18 September 2017

Matches[edit]

Each match win on day 1 was worth one point, on day 2 two points, and on day 3 three points. The first team to 13 points won.[5] Since four matches were played each day, there were a total of 24 points available. However, since 12 of the total points are earned on day 3, neither team could win prior to the final day of play.

Day /
Points
Date Match type Laver-Cup-Europe.svg Team Europe Laver-Cup-Globe.svg Team World Score Team points
after match
1 22 Sep Singles Croatia Marin Čilić United States Frances Tiafoe 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–0) 1–0
Austria Dominic Thiem United States John Isner 6–7(15–17), 7–6(7–2), [10–7] 2–0
Germany Alexander Zverev Canada Denis Shapovalov 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5) 3–0
Doubles Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / Spain Rafael Nadal Australia Nick Kyrgios / United States Jack Sock 3–6, 7–6(9–7), [7–10] 3–1
2 23 Sep Singles Switzerland Roger Federer United States Sam Querrey 6–4, 6–2 5–1
Spain Rafael Nadal United States Jack Sock 6–3, 3–6, [11–9] 7–1
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Australia Nick Kyrgios 6–4, 6–7(4–7), [6–10] 7–3
Doubles Switzerland Roger Federer / Spain Rafael Nadal United States Sam Querrey / United States Jack Sock 6–4, 1–6, [10–5] 9–3
3 24 Sep Doubles Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / Croatia Marin Čilić United States John Isner / United States Jack Sock 6–7(5–7), 6–7(6–8) 9–6
Singles Germany Alexander Zverev United States Sam Querrey 6–4, 6–4 12–6
Spain Rafael Nadal United States John Isner 5–7, 6–7(1–7) 12–9
Switzerland Roger Federer Australia Nick Kyrgios 4–6, 7–6(8–6), [11–9] 15–9

Player statistics[edit]

Nat. Player Team Matches Win–Loss Points
Singles Doubles Total Singles Doubles Total
Australia Nick Kyrgios World 3 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 3–3
Austria Dominic Thiem Europe 1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
Canada Denis Shapovalov World 1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1
Croatia Marin Čilić Europe 2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–3
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Europe 3 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 0–4 0–6
Germany Alexander Zverev Europe 2 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–0
Spain Rafael Nadal Europe 4 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 4–4
Switzerland Roger Federer Europe 3 2–0 1–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 7–0
United States John Isner World 3 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 6–1
United States Sam Querrey World 3 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–5 0–2 0–7
United States Jack Sock World 4 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 4–2 4–4
United States Frances Tiafoe World 1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laver Cup 2017: Team Europe beat Team World 15-9 in inaugural competition". BBC Sport. 24 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Laver on a high in Manhattan". Laver Cup. 2017-08-24.
  3. ^ "Kyrgios adds firepower to Team World". Laver Cup. 2017-08-26.
  4. ^ @LaverCup (2017-09-19). "Rising American star Frances Tiafoe is a late addition" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "How Laver Cup Works". Laver Cup. Retrieved 2017-09-20.