The fourth edition of the annual Laver Cup tournament will be held Friday, September 24th- September 26th in Boston, MA. It features two teams, Team Europe and Team World. Both teams will have six players and an alternate. All three days will be scheduled with three singles matches, and one doubles match.
Team Europe has won all three previous Laver Cup tournaments thus far, and many are predicting this year will be no different. The European squad consists of: Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Rudd, and alternate Feliciano Lopez. Bjorn Borg is the captain for Team Europe. With the recent U.S. Open success for Medvedev and Zverev, as well as adding Rublev and Berettini, Team Europe looks like a stacked team for the famous black hard court of the Laver Cup.
Team World is yet to win a Laver Cup trophy, but this year’s team could be their most talented team yet. Consisting of: Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Reilly Opelka, John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, and Jack Sock as the alternate. If you thought this team already had enough exciting personalities, Team World is captained by Hall of Famer John McEnroe. Team World is usually known for their performances in the doubles matches. Having players like Opelka, Isner, and Kyrgios, it’s easy to assume why this year’s team could pose the same threat to the European team.
The Laver Cup is always an exciting atmosphere with the teams sitting on their sides of the arena. Team World is known for all sorts of celebrations and dances throughout the matches. I would give the edge in singles to Team Europe as they have some of the best hard court players on tour right now. However, I would give Team World a slight edge in doubles because of more experience playing doubles tennis, and their players having great serves and net play. I do expect Team Europe to win their fourth straight Laver Cup, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it came to to the final match on Sunday just like it did in 2019.