🎾 An incredible line-up of tennis superstars are set to wow the crowds at the Laver Cup Open Practice Day at The O2.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Team World – captained by John McEnroe whose team comprised Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Diego Schwartzman, Frances Tiafoe, Alex de Minaur, Jack Sock and Tommy Paul – who fought back from a 4-8 deficit to upset the reigning Team Europe champions 13-8 at the fifth edition of the tournament. A huge week of tennis at The O2 also saw sporting legend Roger Federer bring the curtain down on his illustrious career. Stay tuned here for news of the return of the Laver Cup to London.
2022 EVENT PREVIEW
Tennis fans have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s best players in action at The O2 with Laver Cup Open Practice Day tickets for Thursday 22 September 2022 now on general sale.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas from Team Europe, along with Team World’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman and Jack Sock will be joined by their legendary captains Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe for their final preparations ahead of the Laver Cup competition, which takes place 23-25 September at The O2.
“Tickets to all five sessions of the Laver Cup are sold out and the demand to attend this year’s event is unending given the unprecedented line-up of players,” Laver Cup CEO Steve Zacks said.
“The Open Practice Day is an initiative to expand access and involve more fans in the Laver Cup, particularly kids and families, and provide a fun and inspirational experience. Importantly, all funds raised will go back into the community through our charitable partnerships, ensuring there’s an enduring Laver Cup legacy in London.”
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The Laver Cup Open Practice Day will take place from 12-2pm at The O2. Team World will kick off the session, practicing on the Laver Cup’s iconic black court from 12-1pm, followed by Team Europe from 1-2pm.
Fans will hear from the players and captains as they prepare for the weekend’s competition, all set against some pumping music and the spectacular lighting for which Laver Cup is renowned.
A charitable collaboration announced by The Duchess of Cambridge and Roger Federer, on behalf of the Laver Cup, will see proceeds from the Laver Cup Open Practice Day donated to two organizations of which The Duchess is Patron – Action for Children and the Lawn Tennis Association’s charitable arm, the LTA Foundation.
The Laver Cup will host more than 3,000 local school children from 85 different schools across London at the Laver Cup Open Practice Day to help inspire London’s next generation of tennis players.
🗝️ Doors open at 11am.
Laver Cup Open Practice Day tickets are off sale.
Tickets are priced as follows:
• Lower level £35.00 per seat (inclusive of VAT and AXS ticketing fees)
• Upper level £22.50 per seat (inclusive of VAT and AXS ticketing fees)
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Getting to The O2 via tube is recommended. North Greenwich station is right on the doorstep and on the Jubilee Line in Zones 2 and 3. Get there from Central London in 20 minutes, or Stratford in 10 minutes. Arrival by river, car, bus and cable car is also available. See this ‘Getting to The O2‘ guide for full details.
About the Laver Cup
The Laver Cup tournament pits six top European players against six of their counterparts from the rest of the World.
Played on one competition hard court in a retractable roof stadium or indoor arena, the event takes place every year (the second week after the US Open) with the location rotating between Europe and the rest of the world cities each year.
Captains and players – Each team is comprised of six players, and led by a team captain, who is a legend of the sport. The captain of Europe is Bjorn Borg, and the captain of Team World is John McEnroe. The captains are responsible for selecting the three captain’s picks as well as the players for singles and doubles matches.
Three of the six players qualify based on their ATP singles ranking as of the Monday following the French Open. Three are “captain’s picks”, announced by the start of the US Open.
Days and sessions – The event is played over three days. On Friday and Saturday, there is a day and night session followed by a final single day session on Sunday. Each day four matches are played – three singles and a doubles. Both singles and doubles are best of three sets with ad scoring. In the event of split sets, the third set is a 10-point match tiebreaker.
Each player competes in at least one singles match during the first two days. No player can play singles more than twice during the three days. At least four of the six players must play doubles. No doubles combination is played more than once, unless for the Decider on Day 3, if points are 12:12.
The winning team must reach 13 points. In the event of a tie after all 12 matches are played, a final overtime doubles match – a Decider – is played as a regular set with ad scoring and a tiebreak. In the event that only one match is required on Sunday, a doubles exhibition match is played.
Line-ups – Friday’s line-up is announced on Thursday afternoon. Saturday’s lineup is announced an hour after play ends on Friday night. Sunday’s lineup is announced an hour after play ends on Saturday night. Match-ups are determined through the exchange of lineup cards by the captains.
Points scoring – Each match win is worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday, and three points on Sunday.
How to win the Laver Cup – The first team to reach 13 points out of a total 24 points available wins the Laver Cup. If the points are tied at 12:12 at the end of all matches, a fifth match (Decider) on Sunday is played to determine the winner.
The 2022 tournament – Laver Cup London takes place at The O2 from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2022. Laver Cup Open Practice Day tickets go on sale on Monday 22 August for the practice day on Thursday 22 September.
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