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The Laver Cup is the most prestigious exhibition event, which is held annually, with Team Europe and Team World competing for the trophy.

Date: 20 - 22 September
Category: Exhibition
Surface: Hard
Location: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Players: 6 on each team (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: TBA
Points: No Points Awarded
Official website: https://lavercup.com

The Laver Cup is an indoor hard-court exhibition competition. It is played in a different host city each season. In the Laver Cup, six of the best players from Team Europe and Team World face off. Each team is led by a captain, usually John McEnroe for Team World and Bjorn Borg for Team Europe.

Each year, three of the highest-ranked players from Europe and the rest of the world make the teams. These players are picked based on their ranking on the Monday after the Roland Garros. Then, three additional captains' picks complete the lineups.

The captains make their final selections before the US Open. The Laver Cup format is also different compared to more traditional knockout tennis competitions and Grand Slams. A points system is used to determine the winning team.

Across the three-day tour competition, 12 matches are played, including nine singles and three doubles matches. On day one, teams get one point for a win, day two is two points, and three points are awarded on day three. The first team to reach 13 points wins the competition. If the scores are tied at the end of the fifth session, a deciding match is played to determine the winner.

The first edition of this prestigious exhibition tournament took place in 2017 at the O2 Arena in Prague. Team Europe was victorious in the inaugural competition, defeating Team World 15-9. Overall, Team Europe has dominated the tournament.

In the previous six editions between 2017 and 2023, Europe has five wins. However, Team World tasted victory for the first time in 2023. McEnroe’s outfit thrashed Europe with a 13-2 win at Rogers Arena, Vancouver.

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