Laver Cup line-ups set after Isner, de Minaur join World team

John McEnroe’s Team World will be up against Bjorn Borg’s Team Europe in the 2022 Laver Cup which will be held at the O2 Arena in London between September 23 and 25.

FILE PHOTO: The 2022 Laver Cup will be played at the O2 Arena in London between September 23 and 25.

FILE PHOTO: The 2022 Laver Cup will be played at the O2 Arena in London between September 23 and 25. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

John McEnroe’s Team World will be up against Bjorn Borg’s Team Europe in the 2022 Laver Cup which will be held at the O2 Arena in London between September 23 and 25.

The line-ups for this year’s Laver Cup are set after the announcement of American John Isner and Australian Alex de Minaur filling the remaining two spots in Team World on Thursday.

The 2022 Laver Cup will be played at the O2 Arena in London between September 23 and 25.

Team Europe, winner of all previous four editions, features the ‘Big Four’ - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray - with Norway’s Casper Ruud and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas being the other members. The squad will be led by Swedish legend Bjorn Borg.

Djokovic will make his first appearance at the event since the 2018 edition held in Chicago. The tournament will also have Federer returning to competitive tennis for the first time since his loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the 2021 Wimbledon quarterfinal.

Team World, led by John McEnroe, comprises Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada), Taylor Fritz (USA), Diego Schwartzman (Argentina), Alex de Minaur (Australia), John Isner (USA) and Jack Sock (USA).

Laver Cup, held for the first time in Prague in 2017, is played on a black indoor court.

Previous Laver Cup editions

YEARCITYRESULT
2017PragueTeam Europe won 15-9
2018ChicagoTeam Europe won 13-8
2019GenevaTeam Europe won 13-11
2021BostonTeam Europe won 14-1

Format of Laver Cup

  • ⦿ Five sessions played over three days (Friday-Sunday).
  • ⦿ It is ‘best of three sets’ format for every match. In case of split sets, the third set is a 10-point match tiebreaker.
  • ⦿ Each player has to play at least one singles match during the first two days. However, no player can play singles more than twice during the three days.
  • ⦿ At least four of the six players must play doubles. No doubles combination is played more than once, unless for the Decider on Day 3, if points are 12:12.
  • ⦿ Each match win is worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday, and three points on Sunday. The first team to reach 13 points wins.
  • ⦿ In the event of a tie after all 12 matches are played, a final overtime doubles match – a decider – is played as a regular set with ad scoring and a tiebreak.
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