LAVER CUP TENNIS IN CHICAGO SEPT 21-23 • THE UNITED CENTER • BUY TICKETS • AMAZING EVENT

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Roger Federer Had A Dream to Honor one of the All Time Greats. He did it!

He has honored A true Living Legend. The Aussie generation of the 1960s was totally amazing. The depth in men’s tennis was strongest in history of AUSTRALIAN tennis. They literally could have had 4/5 Davis Cup squads. Thank you Harry Hopman.

So for Rod “The Rocket” LAVER to have won two GRAND SLAMS is totally amazing. A true GRAND SLAM is winning all four MAJORS in a calendar year. Then and only then have you won a GRAND SLAM. Rod did it twice! No one has achieved even one since. Yet alone two!

Memory say 1962/ and 1969. (Now gotta look it up.) But all we can say is bravo Roger for making this happen. Word is next year it’s in SWITZERLAND. Bravo. Tennis is blessed with maestros. Talent. And great sportsmanship.

 

Ps. And Fyi to THE Super Suits. All you Slam tourney directors. Any tourney directors. Treat the rest of the male and female Legends with respect invite them all to your tourneys. They have so much to add to any event. We heard Ken Rosewall had to pass notes via locker room attendants. All players that are “Final 8″ or Davis Cup players should have access to today’s players. In the lounges. Not stuck away with a grounds pass. If any invite at all. Back at Forest Hills “Geezer” once had a chat with Fred Perry. He was wearing a tournament guest pass as we’re all the former players. What a memory (LJ)

 

 

Laver Cup Tidbits Of Facts •

 

Fast facts•

· The Laver Cup is a three-day tournament pitting a team of six of the best tennis players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world

· Björn Borg is captain of Team Europe and John McEnroe is captain of Team World

· Thomas Enqvist and Patrick McEnroe are vice captains of Team Europe and Team World

· The tournament is named in honor of Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, the only man to win two calendar-year Grand Slams, and one of the greatest players of all time

· The unique format of the tournament showcases tennis superstars competing on the same team, playing singles, pairing up in doubles and cheering each other from the sidelines

· The inaugural Laver Cup was held at the O2 arena in Prague, Czech Republic, from September 22-24, 2017, with Team Europe defeating Team World 15-9

· The location will rotate between major cities in Europe and the rest of the world each year

· The 2018 edition of the Laver Cup will take place at the United Center in Chicago, United States, from September 21-23, 2018.

 

Playing format:

· Each team comprises six players and is led by a team captain

· The competition is played over three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

· There are five sessions, two on Friday and Saturday, and one on Sunday

· Four matches are played daily, three singles and one doubles

· Each match win is worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday

· The first team to reach 13 points wins the Laver Cup

· In the event of a tie after all 12 matches have been completed, a final overtime doubles match is played as a regular set with ad scoring and a tiebreak

· Both singles and doubles are best-of-three sets with ad scoring, with the third set decided by a 10-point tiebreak in the event of split sets

· Each player will play at least one singles match during the first two days

· No player will play singles more than twice during the three days

· At least four of the six players must play doubles

· Match-ups will be determined prior to each day of play through the exchange of line-up cards by the captains.

 

 

 

Photos by @lavercup via Instagram.

 

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