The Laver Cup is a team tennis tournament that has been held annually since 2017 and it sees a selection made up of European players and one made up of players from the rest of the world face off; despite being an ATP event since 2019, the Laver Cup does not award points valid for the world ranking.
The competition takes place in September over three days; the locations vary every year, following an alternation between Europe and the rest of the world.
The event was conceived by Roger Federer and his manager Tony Godsick and is named after Australian legend Rod Laver, the only tennis player in tennis history to have completed the Grand Slam twice. The first edition was held in Prague from 22 to 24 September 2017 in the O2 Arena and was won by Team Europa. In 2018 it was hosted by the rest of the world, who chose the United Center in Chicago as their venue.
Held from 21 to 23 September, it was won again by Team Europe. In 2019 the tournament officially entered the ATP calendar and returned to Europe, taking place from 20 to 22 September in the Palaexpo in Geneva with Team Europe achieving its third consecutive success. The fourth edition of the tournament, which was scheduled to be held in September 2020 at the TD Garden in Boston has been moved to 2021, with plans to play from September 24 to 26, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Europe has strung together the fourth consecutive victory with the most overwhelming result in the history of the Laver Cup (14-1).
In 2022, the tournament, held at the O2 Arena in London, which saw the official retirement of Roger Federer, was won for the first time by Team Rest of the World.