Roger Federer reacts to Laver Cup becoming an annual event


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Roger Federer reacts to Laver Cup becoming an annual event

The Laver Cup was a success last year at the Prague's O2 Arena welcoming 54,000 people over three days in a packed 18,000-seat stadium. The event will take place this year in Chicago from 21 to 23 September, but a new important announcement was made on Tuesday. The team competition event will take place every year, including in the Olympic years.

It means that in 2020 there will be not only the Laver Cup (in the United States) but also the ATP World Team Cup, Olympics and the Davis Cup. 

The managing director of the tournament Steve Zacks said: 'On the back of Prague, strong player interest, and the amazing public and commercial response for this year’s event in Chicago, we feel the time is right to publicly map out our next phase of growth. We initially scheduled the event for three consecutive years with the Olympic year off. But the strong demand compels us to build on the great momentum the Laver Cup has created by holding the event every year.'

In 2019, Laver Cup will take place in Europe, and the venue will soon be announced. For the 2018 edition, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic for Team Europe, Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios for Team World. Federer, who is among the investors in the event, shared his happiness on Twitter. 

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