Federer and Nadal to face Anderson, Isner, Raonic, Shapovalov at Laver Cup


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Federer and Nadal to face Anderson, Isner, Raonic, Shapovalov at Laver Cup

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 the best possible field of players. For the first time, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer shared the same side of the court and we had the opportunity 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 had Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev as the leading protagonists who once again toppled 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, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Fabio Fognini.

They will have to work hard to claim the third title in a row, facing a stern Team World test in Kevin Anderson, John Isner, Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov, with three more players set to join John McEnroe's squad in the months to come.

John Isner has played six Laver Cup matches so far, scoring two doubles wins and defeating Rafael Nadal in singles in 2017. Last year, the American lost two tight encounters against Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer, hoping for better luck in Geneva in two and a half months.

Kevin Anderson is 2-2 at the Laver Cup, defeating Novak Djokovic in Chicago and losing to Alexander Zverev on the next day. Milos Raonic is set to make the Laver Cup debut while Denis Shapovalov lost in two tie breaks to Alexander Zverev two years ago.