Countdown. Starting this Friday and until Sunday, the 2021 Laver Cup will be held at the TD Garden in Boston. The locals, Rest of the World, will try to win the victory for the first time after three consecutive victories for Europe: Prague in 2017, Chicago in 2018 and Geneva in 2019.
The captain of the Rest of the world John McEnroe named Australian Nick Kyrgios the Americans Reilly Opelka and John Isner. The trio were joined by Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime and Argentine Diego Schwartzman, summoned by ranking.
Casper Ruud became the latest addition to the team Europe and the lineup features six of the best players in the world. They complete Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini, after the losses of Roger Federer due to knee surgery and Dominic Thiem with a right wrist injury.
How to play
Four matches are played every day: three singles and one doubles. Fridays and Saturdays there will be a day session (from 2 p.m. Argentina and Chile time) and a night session (8 p.m.) followed by a final session on Sunday (from 1 p.m.). Always with transmission of ESPN.
Both singles and doubles are the best of three sets. If necessary, the third set consists of a 10-point tiebreak.
Each player competes in at least one singles match during the first two days and no one can play singles more than twice during the three days. At least four of the six players must play doubles. No combination of doubles is played more than once, unless it is for the decider on day 3.
Who is the champion
Each game won is worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday. The first team to reach 13 points out of a total of 24 points available wins the Laver Cup. In the event of a tie after all 12 matches have been played, a final doubles match is played.