Federer hails ‘wonderful’ Laver Cup addition to ATP Tour

SWITZERLAND: Roger Federer on Friday hailed the “great” addition of the Laver Cup, one among three males’s tennis workforce occasions, to the official ATP calendar.

The event, impressed by golf’s Ryder Cup, pits groups from Europe and the ‘remainder of the world’ towards one another and was first held in 2017.

It will likely be in competitors with the revamped Davis Cup and the ATP World Group Cup.

“As I come nearer to the top of my enjoying profession, it’s great to know that the Laver Cup shall be a part of the tour that I’ve devoted greater than 20 years of my life to,” stated the 37-year-old Federer in an announcement after the announcement that the Laver Cup can be added to the ATP Tour.

This yr’s version shall be held in Geneva from September 20-22, with Bjorn Borg’s Group Europe the defending champions after defeating the John McEnroe-led Group World in 2018 in Chicago.

World primary Novak Djokovic performed within the Laver Cup final yr however has additionally been one of many driving forces behind bringing again the ATP World Group Cup.

“The Laver Cup is a real celebration of tennis that’s beloved by the followers and embraced by the gamers,” stated the 15-time Grand Slam champion.

The inaugural Davis Cup finals — which have changed the World Group after funding from Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique’s funding firm Kosmos — shall be held in November in Madrid, whereas Sydney will host the primary World Group Cup finals subsequent yr.

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