Laver Cup 2019 Odds
Who wins the Laver Cup 2019?
Laver Cup 2019
The Laver Cup is a new addition to the international tennis calendar and was first played in 2017. The event sees two teams, one of which represents Europe and the other represents the Rest of the World. It is similar to the Ryder Cup of golf in that aspect.
The tournament is for male players and contested on an indoor hardcourt surface, with the venue changing every year. The event is named after the Australian tennis legend Rod Laver and six players are named in each team to play matches across three days.
There are 12 matches played in total, with nine singles matches and three doubles matches. In a twist to the scoring system, each winning team is awarded points determined by the day the match was played. So, on the first day each match is worth 1 point to the winners, on the second day the matches are worth 2 points and on the third day the matches are worth 3 points.
This system allows things to remain interesting going into the final day, even if one team has won more matches than the other.
The Lever Cup 2019 will take place in Geneva between the 22nd and 24th September. It will be contested at the Palexpo, a convention centre in the Swiss city.
Europe will enter the tournament as favourites, especially if they name a strong team as the have done in previous editions of the event. Team Europe won in both 2017 and 2018, defeating the Rest of the World team 15-9 and 13-8 respectively.
The team captain for Europe was Bjorn Borg and the team captain for the Rest of the World team was John McEnroe and this will remain the same for the 2019 tournament. However, the players involved are likely to differ and it will be interesting to see who is going to step forward and be selected for each team.
The players chosen will make a big difference to the potential outcome of the 2019 Laver Cup. With the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic to name but a few potential players for Europe, they have a very strong case for winning the Laver Cup 2019. Even if some of these names are not included, Europe can call upon Dominic Thiem, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric and Kyle Edmund, giving them great strength in depth.
The Rest of the World team will be hoping Kevin Anderson, Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and John Isner are available for selection. If not, they may have to look outside the top 20 for their players, as they have done in previous years.
Even if Europe are not at full strength in terms of the world rankings, they should still have the better team at the Laver Cup 2019 and lift the trophy for the third time in succession.