Vancouver and Berlin to host Laver Cup in 2023 and 2024
The cities of Vancouver and Berlin have been selected to host the Laver Cup in 2023 and 2024 respectively, following a comprehensive and competitive bidding process.
The news come as preparations ramp up for this year's event, which will take place at The O2 in London this September.
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The Laver Cup will be staged at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena from September 22-24, 2023 while Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena will host the Laver Cup from September 20-22, 2024.
"Our dream for the Laver Cup was to bring together the world’s top players – rivals year-round – as teammates, to honor the great legends of the past and bring spectacular and competitive tennis to new destinations,” Laver Cup Chairman and CEO of Team8 Tony Godsick said.
“With the fifth Laver Cup taking place in London in September, and today’s announcement, we are well on our way to realizing our vision for what is now a hugely popular event on the tennis calendar.”
Tennis is also a popular sport in both cities. Canada has produced many outstanding players, and three of them have competed for Team World in Laver Cup competition: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic.
“We are so proud to be named amongst the prestigious past host destinations of the Laver Cup, and we cannot wait to share our unique West Coast Canadian hospitality with all who travel here in 2023 to witness world-class tennis,” City of Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart said.
Germany is also a leading tennis nation and one of its current stars – World No.2 Alexander Zverev – is a four-time Laver Cup champion as part of Team Europe.
"We feel honored and we are proud to be the host venue for the Laver Cup Berlin 2024,” General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Arena Ole Hertel said. “The sports metropolis Berlin and the state-of-the-art arena located in the city center of Berlin are the perfect location to welcome the best tennis players and fans from Europe and the rest of the world.
The three-day Laver Cup competition pits six of the best players from Team Europe, captained by tennis legend Bjorn Borg, against six leading players from Team World, led by Borg’s professional rival, John McEnroe.
Played on a dramatic black indoor court, the Laver Cup was the brainchild of Roger Federer and debuted in Prague in 2017. The event has since rotated destinations between Europe and the World, staged in Chicago in 2018, Geneva in 2019, Boston in 2021 and in 2022, at The O2 in London from September 23-25.