Due to popular demand, the Laver Cup, an international team event that pits six of the top male tennis players from Europe against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world, will return to the international tennis calendar every year starting in 2020.
The Laver Cup originally debuted to sell-out crowds in Prague, Czech Republic, last year. This year's event will take place in Chicago, with a European venue for 2019 to be revealed in the weeks to come.
The appeal of the Laver Cup in Prague and Chicago has prompted the decision to also stage the event in 2020.
“On the back of Prague, strong player interest and the amazing public and commercial response for this year’s event in Chicago, we feel the time is right to publicly map out our next phase of growth,” Laver Cup Managing Director Steve Zacks said. “We initially scheduled the event for three consecutive years with the Olympic year off. But the strong demand compels us to build on the great momentum the Laver Cup has created by holding the event every year.
“The intense competition, great team chemistry, the black court, unique scoring system, innovative broadcast and superb fan experience all contributed to a benchmark we aim to exceed in Chicago and each year thereafter. There is no reason to take a year off.”