Prominent tennis journalist Tumaini Carayol highlighted the extremely high prices for the Laver Cup arguing it increases the image of tennis being elitist.
The 2022 Laver Cup attracted almost 100 k visitors across 3 days in London with multi-session tickets being sold out. It was confirmed by the Laver Cup website highlighting the success of the event with the highest number of fans attending on Friday, the day Federer retired from the sport.
Noted journalist Tumaini Carayol took aim at the event pointing out that the really high ticket prices have the effect of increasing the elitist image of the sport. He argued that the prices were not justified:
"Clearly there are many people in this city who can afford them as the attendance was great (and even overpriced merch also sold out), but that doesn't justify those prices. Particularly not when one of the biggest ATP events was held in the same arena yet was far more affordable."
A fan pointed out that the packed stands demonstrated that the prices were justified however Carayol fired back:
"Me, a person who understands that accessibility is important in sports, events like this only increase the elitist image of tennis and more popular sports can be seen in London for less money: not really."