Laver Cup 2022: Teams, competitors, when, where, how to watch, Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray to play for Team Europe

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Novak Djokovic's confirmation he would be competing at this year's Laver Cup ensured we will see the Wimbledon champion team up with rivals Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in a blockbuster quartet.

The 'Big Four' are competing as four of the six members of Team Europe, who face off against a Rest of the World team at the Laver Cup. 

It will be a blockbuster event at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena with Team Europe featuring all of the 'Big Four' playing together for the first time — and the last, at least competitively, after Federer announced his intention to retire following the event. 

Previously, we have seen Federer playing doubles with Nadal and Djokovic, but it will be Murray's first time competing in the event.

Team Europe is captain by Swedish legend Bjorn Borg, while American icon John McEnroe will captain Team World.

When is the Laver Cup 2022?

The Laver Cup will be held across three days and starts on September 23, 2022. 

The tournament will be played exclusively at the O2 Arena in London.

Team Europe - Laver Cup 2022

PlayerNation
Rafael NadalSpain
Novak DjokovicSerbia
Roger FedererSwitzerland
Andy MurrayGreat Britain
Stefanos TsitsipasGreece
Casper RuudNorway

Rest of the World Team - Laver Cup 2022

PlayerNation
Felix Auger-AliassimeCanada
Taylor FritzUSA
Diego SchwartzmannArgentina
Jack SockUSA
Frances TiafoeUSA
Alex de MinaurAustralia

Australian Nick Kyrgios, who usually plays on the Rest of the World Team, previously confirmed he won't be playing Laver Cup in 2022 to spend time back home with his family. 

John Isner was originally named on Team World but was forced out through injury and replaced by US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe. 

What format is the Laver Cup played?

The Laver Cup is a team event in which the best tennis players in Europe are measured against the best in the rest of the world, with the winner being the first team to get to 13 points.

How do you get those points? With victories in the matches. 

Each day three singles matches and one doubles match are played, to the best of three sets with the last being disputed as a 10-point tie-break match format. 

Friday's wins are worth one point, Saturday's two points and Sunday's three points - which ensures that no team can become champion before the last day.

All players play at least one singles match between Friday and Saturday and at least four of them participate in doubles.

Who won the previous editions of the Laver Cup?

Team Europe has won all four editions of the Laver Cup to date.

The closest Team World came to victory was in 2019 with the competition not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

YearWinnerScoreLocation
2017Team Europe15-9Prague, Czech Republic
2018Team Europe13-8Chicago, United States
2019Team Europe13-11Geneva, Switzerland
2020N/A  
2021Team Europe14-1Boston, United States
2022TBDTBDLondon, United Kingdom
Author(s)
Kieran Francis is a senior editor at Sporting News Australia.
Josh is a content producer for The Sporting News Australia.
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