DSPORT, a premium sports TV channel by Discovery Communications India, has acquired the exclusive India broadcast rights of the inaugural edition of the eagerly awaited Laver Cup. The new premier tennis tournament, conceived on the lines of golf’s‘Ryder Cup’ will see tennis legends from Europe battle it out against a star-studded Rest of the World team. The Laver Cup will be broadcast LIVE & Exclusive on DSPORT from 4:30 PM onwards on September 22 & 23and 3:30 PM onwards on September 24, 2017for sports fans in India.
The Laver Cup will be played every year, two weeks following the US Open, except in the Summer Olympic years. The city of Prague, in the Czech Republic will play host to the first edition of the three-day tennis extravaganza.The tournament will feature the current top two in men’s tennis, legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who will team up with Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Thomas Berdych to take on a rest of the world team that comprises of rising superstar Denis Shapovalov, former US Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner and Sam Querry.
The Laver Cup, is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. The Laver Cup is a joint initiative between tennis great Roger Federer’s management company Team 8, Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player Jorge Paulo Lemann, the USTA and Tennis Australia. For the inaugural edition of the Laver Cup, tennis legends John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg will captain Team World and Team Europe Respectively.
Laver Cup – The Teams
|Team Europe||Team World|
|Björn Borg – Captain||John McEnroe – Captain|
|Thomas Enqvist – Vice Captain||Patrick McEnroe – Vice Captain|
|Rafael Nadal||Sam Querrey|
|Roger Federer||John Isner|
|Alexander Zverev||Nick Kyrgios|
|Marin Cilic||Jack Sock|
|Dominic Thiem||Juan Martin del Potro|
|Tomas Berdych||Denis Shapovalov|
Laver CUP – The Telecast Schedule LIVE &Exclusive
|Friday||22nd September 2017||4:30 PM Onwards|
|Saturday||23rd September 2017||4:30 PM Onwards|
|Sunday||24th September 2017||3:30 PM Onwards|