Laver Cup 2022: How does it work and when will Roger Federer play?

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Peter Kavinsky

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Roger Federer is set to play his final tournament as the Laver Cup returns with Team Europe taking on Team World at London’s O2 Arena this week.

Federer will be joined by arch-rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in a star-studded line-up as the 20-time Grand Slam champion ends his career at the age of 41.

The Laver Cup, a Ryder Cup-style event that Federer helped create, will see two teams of six compete in singles and doubles in a 13-point race. Team Europe, led by Bjorn Bjorg, have won the previous four editions of the tournament while Team World, led by John McEnroe, will seek their first victory.

All eyes will be on Federer, however, one of the greatest tennis players of all time takes to the court for the last time in his professional career.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the Laver Cup?

The Laver Cup will begin on Friday September 23 and end on Sunday September 25.

Is the Laver Cup on TV?

The tournament will be broadcast in the UK on Eurosport. It will also be available to stream online on Discovery Plus.

Will Roger Federer play?

Considering this is his last tournament, Federer will do his best to play a part in the Laver Cup, but given his injury issues and lack of games over the past year, it won’t. can be guaranteed.

However, the 41-year-old trained at the O2 Arena on Tuesday and remains one of Team Europe’s six players. Although the order of play has yet to be announced, all players must play at least one singles match on Friday or Saturday – so Federer will play if he is fit.

How does the Laver Cup work?

Singles and doubles matches are played each day, with Friday matches worth one point, Saturday matches worth two and Sunday matches worth three.

Each player plays at least one singles match during the first two days, but no player may play singles more than twice during the three days.

At least four players from each team must play doubles, but no doubles combination may be used more than once.

The best of three sets is played, but the third set is a 10-point tiebreaker if the first two sets are split.

The winning team is the first to reach 13 points. With 24 points available, a decider will be played in the event of a 12-12 draw.

What are the teams?

European Team

Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray

Casper Ruud

Stefanos Tsitispas

Captain: Bjorn Bjorg

Alternate: Matteo Berrettini

team world

Taylor Fritz

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Diego Schwartzman

Frances Tiafoe

Alex de Minaure

Jack Sock

Captain: John McEnroe

Alternate: Tommy Paul

What is the schedule for the Laver Cup?

Friday, September 23, 2022

1:00 p.m. Day session

Match 1 – Singles

Match 2 – Singles

7:00 p.m. – Night session

Match 3 – Singles

Match 4 – Doubles

Saturday, September 24, 2022

1:00 p.m. Day session

Match 5 – Singles

Match 6 – Singles

7:00 p.m. – Night session

Match 7 – Singles

Match 8 – Doubles

Sunday, September 25, 2022

12:00 p.m. – Day session

Match 9 – Doubles

Match 10 – Singles*

Match 11 – Singles*

Match 12 – Singles*

*if necessary

What is the order of play in the Laver Cup?

Friday’s order of play will be announced Thursday afternoon.

Saturday’s order of play will be announced after Friday’s matches.

Sunday’s order of play will be announced after Saturday’s matches.

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Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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