Created to honor one of the greatest players of all time, the Laver Cup had kicked off in 2017 in Prague on the unique black hard court, with Team Europe and Team World gathering competitors from the very top of men's game.
For the first time, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer shared the same side of the court and we had a chance to see some fantastic clashes that went down to the wire, with Roger Federer defeating Nick Kyrgios in the deciding encounter after saving a match point to secure the title for his team.
Last year, the action moved to Chicago and this time Team Europe was led by Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev who once again ousted Team World to lift the beautiful trophy for the second consecutive year and wrap up the three-day competition that kept players and the crowd entertained both on and off the court.
After two very successful editions, the Laver Cup will settle in Geneva between September 20-22, providing a chance for Federer to compete in front of the home crowd together with other most prominent tennis names, including Rafael Nadal.
Twenty days ago, the ATP and Laver Cup agreed on bringing this exciting event under the official ATP umbrella and the organizers have shared more big news on Friday, with the top-10 stars Alexander Zverev and Fabio Fognini joining Federer, Nadal and Thiem in almost perfect Team Europe squad.
Alexander Zverev is currently ranked 5th after another Roland Garros quarter-final, struggling to find the form in the most of 2019 and hoping for better luck in Halle and Wimbledon. The German was in Team Europe squad in both Prague and Chicago and, on the other hand, Fabio Fognini will make Laver Cup debut in Geneva, cracking the top-10 for the first time in a career this week at the age of 32 and lifting the first Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo in April, defeating Rafael Nadal in the semis.