Laver Cup between Europe and the rest of the World will be shown live on Sky Sports
Bjorn Borg leads Europe while John McEnroe captains the rest of the World in a competition dubbed the 'Ryder Cup of tennis'
By Sky Sports Tennis
Last Updated: 03/11/17 2:59pm
The inaugural Laver Cup between Europe and the rest of the World takes place in Prague from September 22-24 and will be shown live on Sky Sports.
The Laver Cup will see Europe, led by world No 1 Rafael Nadal and 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, face a rest of the World team which includes Nick Kyrgios and Sam Querrey.
The Laver Cup, named after legendary Australian player Rod Laver, will take place on an indoor hardcourt at Prague's O2 Arena from September 22-24.
It will be televised live by Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix from 11.30am, and here's what you need to know including the team line-ups and tournament format.
Laver Cup: Team line-ups
Captain: Bjorn Borg
Alternate: Fernando Verdasco
Captain: John McEnroe
Alternate: Thanasi Kokkinakis
In Friday's ties, Cilic will take on Tiafoe, Thiem faces Isner and Zverev will play against Shapovalov, before Nadal and Berdych take on Kyrgios and Sock in the doubles rubber.
Laver Cup: Format
The competition will be played over three days with each seeing four matches - three singles and one doubles.
Each match will be the best of three sets with ad scoring. The third set, if required, will be a first-to-10-points champions tie-break. Each player must play at least one singles match across the three days but none will be able to play more than twice in singles.
Also, at least four of the six players must play doubles. As at the Ryder Cup, who plays whom will be decided by a blind draw, with each captain submitting their line-up without knowledge of their opposite number's.
The matches taking place on day one (Friday) will all be worth one point each to the overall score. Saturday's matches will have two points at stake and Sunday's three. The scoring system ensures the destination of the trophy is guaranteed to be decided on the final day. Thirteen points will be the target for a team to be crowned winners.
In the event of a 12-12 tie, an 'overtime' one-set doubles match will be played. A tie-break will decide this if required.
Sky Sports Tennis will have all the action from the Laver Cup, China Open, Shanghai and Paris Masters before the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan and season-ending extravaganza World Tour Finals at London's O2 in November covered via our website www.skysports.com/tennis with live blogs and updates as the season reaches its climax.
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