"It's so wonderful for these young players to be able to play in front of 18,000 people" - Tony Godsick on Federer's Laver Cup

Roger Federer's agent and Laver Cup chairman Tony Godsick spoke about how the event came to be ahead of the 2022 edition of it.

The Laver Cup was created by Godsick, Federer and some other people when the Swiss ace came up with the idea of a team concept not defined by nationality. Godsick spoke to SportsPro about it explaining how it came to be:

"It started off not as a business, it started off as a very heartfelt goal of Roger, with Tony, to do something to honour Rod Laver. As we built this, we looked at how we could innovate, and how we could make it unrivalled. But we also made sure that it was, you could say, real tennis – that was a very important thing, in particular, to Roger, who took part in the design of the event."

Steve Zack, a chief executive added:

"Obviously, it was our goal from the onset to have the support of all the tennis ecosystem, and definitely the ATP. After the first couple of Laver Cups, after we had proven ourselves, we saw the response from every aspect of the community. We were able to achieve that certification with the ATP, and that’s been an important milestone for us."

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