Tennis – Laver Cup 2022 Betting Preview: Federer’s Farewell

The Big Four Together Again for Last Hurrah

With Roger Federer choosing this year’s Laver Cup for his final professional appearance in the game, before he goes into retirement, it’s going to be one of the most watched events on this year’s ATP calendar. And by that same token, it wouldn’t be surprising if Laver Cup 2022 Betting topped the charts too.

Federer, the greatest player of all time in the eyes of many, will wrap up his 24-year career for the ages at the Laver Cup, which will run from Friday Sept 23 to Sunday Sept 25 at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

The Swiss maestro joins a star-studded cast of players on Team Europe, which includes the so-called Big Four –  Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray – newly-minted World No. 2 Casper Ruud, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini.

Team World will showcase  Americans Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul, all of which are in the midst of a banner  season. As well, Australia’s Alex De Minaur, Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and American Jack Sock round out the seven-player team.

It’s almost fitting that Federer would choose to end his career at this fantastic showcase of the biggest names in men’s tennis, an event he helped create and that first launched in 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Read on as we preview the Laver Cup, it’s format, past trends and examine the tennis players competing this year for your free tennis betting tips.

Team Europe Favored

Captain Bjorn Borg returns to Team Europe with Thomas Enqvist as vice captain for the fifth instalment of  this tournament. As per the Laver Cup 2022 betting markets, they are the team to beat.

Team Europe has dominated this competition so far, winning four straight from 2017 to 2021 (the tournament was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic).

Predictably, Team Europe is set up to dominate again as per the Laver Cup 2022 betting markets currently trading.

Underpinning the favorable market outlook is the undeniable pedigree contained within Team Europe, especially the Big Four who have 66 grand slam titles between them. The lion’s share belongs to Nadal (22), Djokovic (21) and Federer (20).

Tsitsipas is a four-time grand slam semifinalist while Berrettini reached the Wimbledon final in 2021. Ruud is a two-time grand slam finalist having lost the 2022 French Open to Nadal and the 2022 US Open to Carlos Alcaraz.

Team World Underdogs

American legend John McEnroe will lead Team World for the first time as its captain, with his younger brother Patrick McEnroe as vice-captain.

They’ll be keen to end Team Europe’s dominance, but they’re under no illusions about the task before them. Quite simply, it’s going to be an uphill battle as indicated by the Laver Cup Odds.

American Tiafoe reached his maiden grand slam final at the US Open a few weeks ago, beating an out-of-form Nadal along the way. Fritz won his biggest title at Indian Wells earlier this year, beating an injured Nadal in the final. Argentinian, Schwartzman is a top-ranked veteran, De Minaur is a six-time title winner, Paul is coming off a solid US Open series and Auger-Aliassime finally cracked the winners single with his first ATP Tour title earlier this year.

Laver Cup Trends

Laver Cup Past Results

Team Europe has won all four events over Team World since it’s debut in Prague five years ago.

  • Team Europe wins 15-9 in Prague in 2017
  • Team Europe wins 13-8 in Chicago in 2018
  • Team Europe wins 13-11 in Geneva in 2019
  • Team Europe wins 14-1 in Boston in 2021

Laver Cup 2022 Preview

The Laver Cup features four matches played daily, three singles and a doubles match. Thirteen points are required to win this year’s title with points awarded in an escalating format.

All four matches on Friday are worth a point each. Saturday’s matches are worth two points while Sunday’s are worth three points each. The first two days will feature day and night sessions and the final day is a day session in its entirety.

Laver Cup 2022 Teams

Team Europe

  • Captain: Bjorn Borg
  • Vice Captain: Thomas Enqvist
  • Players: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Casper Ruud Stefanos, Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini

Team World

  • Captain: John McEnroe
  • Vice Captain: Patrick McEnroe
  • Players: Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, Jack Sock, Alex De Minaur, Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime

2022 Lave Cup at the O2 Arena in London

The O2 Arena in London will host this year’s instalment of the Laver Cup, running from September 23 to 25.  three-day event is as split as follows:

Friday, Sept 23, 2022
  • Day Session: Two Singles Matches, starting at 8 a.m. ET
  • Night Session: Singles, Doubles starting at 2 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
  • Day Session: Two Singles Matches, starting at 8 a.m. ET
  • Night Session: Singles, Doubles starting at 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
  • Doubles, Three Singles staring at 7 a.m. ET

The tournament will be broadcast by Tennis Channel.

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