Stan today announced it has secured the rights to the Laver Cup – a thrilling, fast-paced men’s tennis competition between a superstar team from Europe against the best players from the rest of the world. Under the multi-year agreement, Stan will exclusively broadcast the fourth edition of the tournament which begins later this month.
The 2021 Laver Cup will feature two tennis icons leading both teams, with Björn Borg Team Europe’s captain and John McEnroe in charge of Team World.
Confirmed to take part in the tournament for Team Europe include: Daniil Medvedev (World No. 2, Russia), Stefanos Tsitspas (World No. 3, Greece), Alexander Zverev (World No. 4, Czech Republic), Andrey Rublev (World No. 7, Russia), Matteo Berrettini (World No. 8, Italy) and Casper Ruud (World No. 11, Norway).
Team World, who will be aiming to win the Laver Cup for the first time ever, will feature Nick Kyrgios (World No. 86, Australia), Denis Shapovalov (World No. 10, Canada), Diego Schwartzman (World No. 14, Argentina), Felix Auger-Aliassime (World No. 15, Canada), John Isner (World No. 22, USA) and Reilly Opelka (World No. 24, USA).
Team World representative Nick Kyrgios said: “The Laver Cup is my favourite week of the year and I just love being part of the team. It’s going to be unreal playing at TD Garden, home of the Celtics. Boston fans love their sport, so if we can win the Laver Cup anywhere, then TD Garden and Boston, one of the greatest sports cities in the world is the place to do it.”
Stan Acting Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “The Laver Cup has become one of the most thrilling tennis competitions on the annual calendar. We are pleased to welcome this innovative tennis tournament featuring some of the world’s best players and iconic captains John McEnroe and Björn Borg as our newest live sports event to Stan later this month. We had a terrific response to our Wimbledon and Roland Garros coverage earlier this year and look forward to bringing tennis fans the Laver Cup on Stan Sport.”
Laver Cup CEO Steve Zacks said: “The Laver Cup is named to honour Australian tennis icon Rod Laver. It is fitting and necessary that his home nation can follow all the action from Boston live on Stan Sport. Bringing together rivals as teammates is just one of the unique elements of The Laver Cup that has captivated fans around the world. We look forward to another spectacular weekend of competition.”
The 2021 Laver Cup begins on September 25 with every game, set and match live, exclusive and ad-free on Stan Sport.
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