Laver Cup 2022: Schedule, order of play and what are the teams?

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Roger Federer is joined by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as the 41-year-old ends his historic career at the Laver Cup at London’s O2 Arena.

Federer is one of six players in team Europe, joining his major rivals, as well as Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas, as the Swiss plays in his final tournament before retiring from the sport.

The Laver Cup will see Europe play against Team World over three days and in both singles and doubles, using a match play-style points system to determine the winner.

Europe has won all four previous editions of the tournament, but all eyes will be on Federer as the 20-time Grand Slam champion and one of the greatest sports champions ever retires from tennis by playing doubles on Friday night.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the Laver Cup?

The Laver Cup starts on Friday, September 23 and ends on Sunday, September 25.

Is the Laver Cup on TV?

The tournament will be shown in the UK on Eurosport. It will also be available to stream online on Discovery Plus.

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Will Roger Federer play?

As this is his last tournament, Federer will compete in the Laver Cup, but due to his injury issues and lack of games in the past year, he will only compete in Friday night’s doubles.

Federer will play alongside his great rival Rafael Nadal in Friday night’s doubles, which will take place after Andy Murray’s game against Alex De Minaur. The evening session kicks off at 7pm so Federer and Nadal, who play Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, can play at the O2 Arena around 9pm local time.

The rules are that all players must play at least one singles match on either Friday or Saturday, so after completing Friday’s doubles, the 41-year-old will withdraw from the tournament and be replaced by Team Europe deputy Matteo Berrettini.

How does the Laver Cup work?

Singles and doubles are played every day, with Friday’s games worth one point, Saturday’s two and Sunday’s three.

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Each player plays in at least one singles match during the first two days, but no player can play more than two singles matches during the three days.

At least four players from each team must play doubles, but a doubles combination may not be used more than once.

The best of three sets is played, but the third set is a ten point tiebreak if the first two sets are split.

The winning team will be the first to have 13 points. With 24 points available, a decider is played in the event of a 12-12 tie.

What are the teams?

Team Europe

Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray

Casper Ruud

Stefanos Tsitispas

Captain: Bjorn Bjorg

Alternative: Matteo Berrettini

Team World

Taylor Fritz

Felix Auger Aliassime

Diego Schwartzman

Frances Tiafu

Alex de Minaure

Jack Sock

Captain: John McEnroe

Alternative: Tommy Paul

What is the Laver Cup schedule?

Friday September 23, 2022

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13:00 Day session

Match 1 – Casper Ruud vs Jack Sock

Match 2 – Stefanos Tsistipas vs Deigo Schwartzman

19:00 – Night session

Match 3 – Andy Murray vs Alex De Minaur

Match 4 – Roger Federer / Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock / Frances Tiafoe

Saturday September 24, 2022

13:00 Day session

Match 5 – Singles

Match 6 – Singles

19:00 – Night session

Match 7 – Singles

Match 8 – Doubles

Sunday 25 September 2022

12.00 hrs – Day session

Match 9 – Doubles

Match 10 – Singles*

Match 11 – Singles*

Match 12 – Singles*

*If necessary

What is the Laver Cup order of play?

Friday September 23, 2022

13:00 Day session

Match 1 – Casper Ruud vs Jack Sock

Match 2 – Stefanos Tsistipas vs Deigo Schwartzman

19:00 – Night session

Match 3 – Andy Murray vs Alex De Minaur

Match 4 – Roger Federer / Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock / Frances Tiafoe

Saturday’s playing order will be announced after Friday’s games.

Sunday’s playing order will be announced after Saturday’s games.

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