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© Stefanos TSITSIPAS of Greece during day three of Roland Garros on May 24, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport)

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New place in the calendar of the season now, the Laver Cup offers an identical format to the famous Ryder Cup in Golf. An opposition between Europe and the rest of the world. But much more…

Created in 2017 at the instigation of Roger Federer and his agent Tony Godsick, the Cup of the tank is now part of the calendar of the greatest tennis players. Exhibition between European players and players from the “rest of the world”, it offers a spectacle in the form of singles and doubles confrontations. Offering a show that is often overpriced for spectators, the competition enjoys a moment of hesitation after theU.S. Open, while the indoor season is just beginning. This year Cup of the tank will take place from September 23 to 25 at theO2 Arena of London, where once took place the mastery the end of the year.

Europe wins every time

Since the first edition, Europe has imposed itself quite quietly each time. The tournament takes place over three days and matches award one point on the first day, two points on the second and three points on the last day. But since the best tennis players of recent years are part of Europe, the duels are not always interesting. The players, promised a nice check each time, put on a show and the teams are made up of John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. The matches themselves are in 2 winning sets with a super tie-break if the two camps reach a set everywhere.

The Big 4 engaged this year… or not?

If the competition saw the best players of previous years, the Cup of the tank has never seen the entire Big 4 participate at the same time. And this year, Federer will rate well alongside Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, but some doubts about the participation of the first two cities are still valid. Along with Casper Ruud and of Stefanos Tsitsipasthe Europeans will once again start as big favorites against the Americans Fritz, Tiafoe and Sockto Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassimeto the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman and the Australian Alex de Minaure. If it is only an exhibition, the Cup of the tank held the spectators every year.

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