How to watch the Laver Cup 2022, Federer’s finals tournament originally aired on NBC Sports Chicago
In a week, tennis legend Roger Federer will play the last tournament of his decorated career.
On Thursday, September 15, the 41-year-old announced he was retiring after the Laver Cup, which starts next week.
While it would have been a sweet ending if the Swiss had bid farewell to a Grand Slam like Serena Williams did at this month’s US Open, it turns out the Laver Cup holds a special place in the hearts of the Swiss. In fact, Federer’s management team, TEAM8, was one of the partners that created the 2017 team event.
It’s actually pretty obvious that Federer feels at home at the event as he holds seven records there and has been a part of the event every year except 2021.
The 2022 Laver Cup will see Team Europe, led by tennis legend Bjorn Borg, take on Team World, captained John McEnroe, in a three-day team tournament, something the tennis world doesn’t see often.
As Federer is participating in a professional tennis tournament for the last time and he will be surrounded by other icons of the sport, this is certainly a moment not to be missed.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Laver Cup 2022 and see Federer one last time:
What is the Laver Cup?
The Laver Cup is a unique opportunity for professional tennis players to represent a team that normally only competes in doubles.
The indoor men’s event started in 2017 and is held annually (except 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
The tournament was created to resemble the Ryder Cup, a golf tournament that pits the best golfers from the United States against the best golfers from Europe.
The Laver Cup is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver and has highlighted former rivals as team captains: Bjorn Borg (Team Europe) and John McEnroe (Team World).
The two have led their teams since the inaugural edition of the tournament.
The tournament takes place in different cities every year and usually takes place two weeks after the US Open.
What is the Laver Cup format?
Each year, six European players make up Team Europe, while six players from the rest of the world make up Team World.
Three players from each team will be selected based on their ATP rankings on the Monday after June’s French Open, while the other three players from each team will have to be chosen by their captains. These “Captain’s Picks” will be chosen at the start of the US Open in August.
The tournament consists of 12 matches – nine singles and three doubles – played over a three-day period. The format of play is best-of-three sets with a 10-point tiebreaker played to decide the match in lieu of a third set.
Each day 1 win is worth one point, day 2 two points and day 3 three points.
The team that accumulates a total of 13 points wins the tournament.
The only requirement is that each player must play one or two singles matches, while at least four players compete in doubles.
How much money does the winning team get?
Each member of the Laver Cup winning team will receive $250,000 in prize money, but no points will be awarded for the men’s world rankings.
How do I watch the Laver Cup?
Coverage of the 2022 Laver Cup is available to stream for North American viewers on Tennis Channel or TVA.
A full channel guide is available for viewers in other regions here.
What are the Laver Cup teams?
- Kasper Ruud
- Rafael Nadal
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Novak Djokovic
- Andy Murray
- Roger Federer
- Captain: Bjorn Borg
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Diego Schwartzman
- Frances Tiafoe
- Alex from Minaur
- jack sock
- Captain: John McEnroe
Where is the Laver Cup?
The 2022 Laver Cup will be held at The O2 in London, England.
The multi-purpose hall hosts concerts, comedy, entertainment and sporting events for up to 20,000 fans.
When is the Laver Cup?
The Laver Cup 2022 starts on Friday 23rd September and runs until Sunday 25th September.
When does Roger Federer play?
When Roger Federer is scheduled to play is still TBD but the full Laver Cup 2022 looks like this according to the tournament website:
- Friday 23 Sept
- 1 p.m., Match 1 (singles)
- f/b match 2 (singles)
- Friday 23 Sept
- 7 p.m., Match 3 (singles)
- f/b match 4 (doubles)
- Saturday 24 Sept
- 1 p.m., Match 5 (singles)
- f/b match 6 (singles)
- Saturday 24 Sept
- 7 p.m., Match 7 (singles)
- f/b match 8 (doubles)
- Sunday 25 September
- 12 p.m., game 9 (doubles)
- f/b match 10 (singles), match 11 (singles), match 12 (singles) and a decider, match 13 (doubles) in the event of a tie
What records did Roger Federer set at the Laver Cup?
When it comes to the Laver Cup game, Roger Federer clearly feels at home.
He currently holds seven records which are as follows:
- Most singles games won (6)
- Most total games won (8)
- Best Win Percentage (73%)
- Most single points won (15)
- Most total points won (18)
- Most matches won in a tournament (undefeated in 2017)
- Most total points won in a tournament (7 points in 2017)