On the surface, the 2022 Laver Cup could be the battleground for Team Europe vs. Team World. But it is 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer who will steal the limelight. Last week, the veteran Swiss tennis pro confirmed that the three-day tournament marks the end of his competitive career. The 41-year-old tennis star, who has faced challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries over the past three years, has now decided to move on. “I’ve worked hard to be fully competitive again. But I also know the capacities and limits of my body,” Federer said in a voice memo.
Federer, who plays for Team Europe, will be joined by career rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. A doubles match is scheduled for each day of the tournament – and on day one the Swiss legend will team up with favorite Nadal. “That we can go through a career that we both had and come out the other side and have a nice relationship is maybe great news not just for tennis but for sport and maybe even beyond,” he told The Guardian .
Laver Cup 2022 teams
Captained by Swedish maestro Björn Borg, the remaining Team Europe line-up includes Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and current world No. 2 Casper Rudd – the youngest of the bunch, who hails from Norway.
Meanwhile, Team World, led by John McEnroe, is made up mostly of Americans. From the US we have Jack Sock, Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz. Then there’s Félix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, the second youngest player in the ATP top ten. Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman and Australia’s Alex de Minaur complete the list.
Here’s how to watch Roger Federer’s last match in Laver Cup 2022 online:
Roger Federer: Laver Cup 2022 date, time and schedule
In India, the Laver Cup begins Friday 23 September at 17:00 IST and is scheduled to run through Sunday 25 September.
If you just want to watch Federer play, you’re in for a long night. Federer’s (first and) last match with Nadal is only scheduled for the end of the first day as part of the night session. As the Night Session starts at 23:00 IST with a singles match with Murray, don’t expect Federer before midnight Saturday Indian time.
On the second day, September 24, games will start again at 5pm IST, while the third and final day will start earlier at 4pm IST. The tournaments are streamed live from the O2 Arena in London – in the last four editions, Team Europe has won the trophy.
Roger Federer: How to Watch Laver Cup 2022 in India
The Laver Cup 2022 will be streamed exclusively on the SonyLIV app and website. To watch the tournament, users need to buy a LIV Premium subscription which costs Rs. 299 per month – offers live sporting events, originals from SonyLIV and international shows.
There is also a SonyLIV Mobile Only plan listed at Rs. 599 annually. In addition, you can take advantage of cashback offers when you pay with MobiKwik.
SonyLIV has apps for most major platforms including Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV.