￼￼Federer, Nadal commit to Laver Cup
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will team up for Europe to face the rest of the world in the thrilling inaugural edition of the Laver Cup, scheduled for 2017.
The star-studded line-up joined the legendary Rod Laver in New York on Wednesday to announce their involvement in the tennis world’s newest international competition.
“Rod Laver represents everything that’s great about the sport of tennis, and it’s a privilege to be able to honour his achievements through the Laver Cup,” Federer said.
“I know the players will be keen to compete at the highest level under Rod Laver’s name, and enjoy the chance to team up and play alongside our fiercest competitors. Rafa and I have faced each other across the net countless times … it will be new and exciting to see what we can accomplish together.”
The Laver Cup will be played on one court over three days at the O2 arena in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2017, with a mixture of singles and doubles matches.
The tournament is named in honour of Rod Laver whose achievements in winning the Grand Slam twice (both as an amateur and a professional) have set a benchmark for excellence in world tennis.