Laver Cup 2022: Roger Federer and 'Big Four' reunited as tennis fraternity bids farewell to 'Fed Ex'
Roger Federer will finally drop the curtains on an illustrious career after 24 long years as he says goodbye to the beautiful game of tennis.
The Laver Cup 2022 in London will mark an end of an era after the Swiss Maestro graced the game for more than two decades. The tennis fans will have one final opportunity to watch the great of the game compete at the top level while some of the big names in the world of tennis join him.
Big Four United
This will be the first time that the ‘Big Four’ of Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic unite as they are part of Team Europe in the competition that kick-started in 2017. While Federer shares a hard-fought rivalry with Nadal and Djokovic, he also shares close affairs with former Wimbledon Champion Murray.
Federer faced Djokovic on 50 occasions with the Serb leading 27-23 while no less than 24 times did Nadal and Federer go head-to-head. The rivalry between Nadal and Federer saw them cross paths on 40 occasions as the Spaniard led 24-16. The occasion will be one to cherish as top draw players along with Federer, Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal will compete in the Laver Cup 2022.
What is Laver Cup?
The tournament pits six of the top players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. Starting in 2017, the tournament continued every year with the exception of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team Europe: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Casper Ruud.
Team World: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Alex de Minaur, Jack Sock, and Frances Tiafoe.
When and where to watch Laver Cup 2022 in India?
Fans in India can watch the Laver Cup 2022 on Sony Sports Network channels and can watch the live stream on the SonyLiv app.
Which teams have won the Laver Cup?
Team Europe - 2021 in Boston, USA
Team Europe - 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland
Team Europe - 2018 in Chicago, USA
Team Europe - 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic
Where will the Laver Cup 2022 take place?
The Laver Cup 2022 will be staged at The O2 in London.
When will the Laver Cup 2022 begin?
The Laver Cup 2022 will begin on September 23 and go on till 25.
Laver Cup 2022 timings and schedule:
September 23: 5:00 PM (IST), Match 1 (singles), followed by Match 2 (singles)
September 23: 11:00 PM (IST), Match 3 (singles), followed by Match 4 (doubles)
September 24: 5:00 PM (IST), Match 5 (singles), followed by Match 6 (singles)
September 24: 11:00 PM (IST), Match 7 (singles), followed by Match 8 (doubles)
September 25: 4 PM (IST), Match 9 (doubles), followed by Match 10 (singles), Match 11 (singles), Match 12 (singles) and a Decider, Match 13 (doubles) if points are even.