London | 2025 Laver Cup awarded to San Francisco

The 2025 edition of the Laver Cup will be held in San Francisco at the Chase Center, a relatively new arena that hosts the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association, tournament organisers announced on Thursday.

Bay Area fans will love the way the Laver Cup brings together the world's top players as teammates. They will get to see them putting aside their rivalries and sitting court-side together cheering each other on. This doesn't exist anywhere else. Roger Federer

“We are thrilled to be bringing the Laver Cup to sports fans in San Francisco and the entire Bay Area community,” the announcement said on the team competition’s website. “Chase Center will be the perfect setting to stage the eighth edition of the event, in a cosmopolitan city that loves its sport but has been without a top-level men’s pro tennis event for over 10 years.”

It marks the first time the 3-day team tournament, pitting 6 top men’s players from Europe against 6 of their counterparts from the rest of the world, will be held on the US West Coast.

Next year’s Laver Cup, which will mark the 8th edition of the event co-created by Roger Federer and honouring tennis great Rod Laver, will be held 19-21 September.

“Bay Area fans will love the way the Laver Cup brings together the world’s top players as teammates,” Federer, a 20-times Grand Slam champion who helped Team Europe win 3 Laver Cup titles, said in a news release. “They will get to see them putting aside their rivalries and sitting court-side together cheering each other on. This doesn’t exist anywhere else.”

There is history of tennis in the Bay Area of Northern California, with Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Arthur Ashe and then modern players like John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick, not to mention Billie Jean King, Chrissie Evert, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles and Steffi Graf all having played there at one time or another.

The Virginia Slims circuit held one of its first tournaments in San Francisco, while the WTA itself had its headquarters in the city for a while, and Venus Williams starred in the most famous debut in tennis history in Oakland in 1994.

From 1974 to 1993, San Francisco hosted the ATP’s Transamerica Open, which became the Volvo Open, before it moved to San Jose, and eventually left town in 2014.

The Bay Area continued to stage the Mubadala Silicon Valley Open, which drew the likes of Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka, until last year when the San Jose tournament transferred to Washington DC.

The Laver Cup likes to go to great cities that are a little off the tennis grid, such as Prague, Chicago, Geneva and Vancouver, and this year’s edition will be held in Berlin from 20-22 September, where Team World will target a 3rd consecutive victory.


Team World won the 2023 Laver Cup

LaverCup.com




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