2020 Laver Cup host city?

#52
someplace in japan?
Yes, I thought about Japan. But it's already hosting the summer Olympics in 2020, so I don't think it's an appropriate choice this time around. Maybe in 2022 or 2024? It's location is pretty much perfect for this time of year. And it has the facilities and money. And if Kei is still playing well then, he could be the local for Team World.
 
#53
what is with comments like keep it n.america or w/e so it can be successful. lol tennis is a world sport iirc n. america is like the one place where it is not that popular. i do think chicago was a really good idea though, seems to be they gained a lot of sports fans in general, perhaps those who will start following the sport.

but fed had talked about going to places that might not see a lot of tennis. i think they are going to change it up in that it will be somewhere not europe, but not america again.
 

Nostradamus

Talk Tennis Guru
#54
I have a feeling it will be China for sure. or Singapole. South America will not get this event soon. Support just isn't there, and I am not talking about the Tennis fans there.
 
#56
I have a feeling it will be China for sure. or Singapole. South America will not get this event soon. Support just isn't there, and I am not talking about the Tennis fans there.
I agree about South America actually, even though it was one of the original places that I suggested. But I don't think China will get it either. At least not in 2020. Without a local representative on Team World, I just don't think it would have nearly the same kind of atmosphere. And Beijing and Shanghai already have relatively major ATP tour events each year. So where else in China? Hong Kong maybe, but again I don't think it would have the same kind of electric buzz there that it has had in Prague and Chicago. I'm mainly saying that because I feel like people typically say that the atmosphere at tournaments like Shanghai tend to be more subdued and dull than most.
 
#59
A city in Africa? Cape Town, South Africa?
I do think that Cape Town could be a really cool option. Especially if we can assume that Kevin Anderson would be playing for Team World. My only concern though would be geographic. It just might be too out of the way for most players. If not though, then I agree that it should be considered as a potential host city.
 
#61
I do think that Cape Town could be a really cool option. Especially if we can assume that Kevin Anderson would be playing for Team World. My only concern though would be geographic. It just might be too out of the way for most players. If not though, then I agree that it should be considered as a potential host city.
Agree it might be fanciful to be held in Cape Town as it will be held 2 weeks after USO. So either another European city, Asia as that is the next part of the ATP swing or USA post USO is most logical geographically.
 
#62
Agree it might be fanciful to be held in Cape Town as it will be held 2 weeks after USO. So either another European city, Asia as that is the next part of the ATP swing or USA post USO is most logical geographically.
south Africa would be an interesting place especially if Kevin is back, but also because I believe roger has close ties to it as well.
 

BGod

Hall of Fame
#63
Whether it's 2020 or 2021 I think the following would make geographic sense:

San Francisco-Just a challenger right now but close to Indian Wells
Boston-Major east-coast city not named New York or Miami
Washington-Has a 500 event, easy to travel to (cheap flights) centralized

I think Vancouver would be a great host but can't see the marketing on it as it's so far away from any big tournaments.

Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro don't really work because first off there's no Brazil Top 20 player and for Argentina it might be nice but what is the overall impact for having such a remote tournament?
 
#64
Whether it's 2020 or 2021 I think the following would make geographic sense:

San Francisco-Just a challenger right now but close to Indian Wells
Boston-Major east-coast city not named New York or Miami
Washington-Has a 500 event, easy to travel to (cheap flights) centralized

I think Vancouver would be a great host but can't see the marketing on it as it's so far away from any big tournaments.

Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro don't really work because first off there's no Brazil Top 20 player and for Argentina it might be nice but what is the overall impact for having such a remote tournament?
But don't you think that would not only be unfair, but unwise for the integrity of the event if it were held in another US city? It would implicitly convey that Team World is essentially just Team USA and might then act as somewhat of a slap in the face to the Team Europe vs Team World format that has been set up.
 

BGod

Hall of Fame
#70
But don't you think that would not only be unfair, but unwise for the integrity of the event if it were held in another US city? It would implicitly convey that Team World is essentially just Team USA and might then act as somewhat of a slap in the face to the Team Europe vs Team World format that has been set up.
It'll only be the 2nd time it's hosted outside of Europe. Facts are facts, USA has the most profitable market share right now for such events. Even if they don't "sell-out" in the traditional sense there's more than enough corporate support to fund the event. You could say it's an insult if you have 4 consecutive US hostings but this early in the game it only makes business sense. Pus they keep mentioning Ryder Cup and all that is, is USA vs. EU. Obviously if you want to make a big deal out of it, it's going to be Australia but I don't see Australia because they're doing ATP Cup. I can absolutely see it happen the next host though because ATP won't be new or maybe even a bust so Laver Cup holds more weight. Course it would be outdoors which would be a first for the tournament.

But I mean, the players on the World Team have largely been USA/AUS with Canada and Argentina as outside depending on player's health (Raonic & del Potro). That really narrows down the hosts.

If Canada does host it anytime soon it'll be Montreal 100%.
 
#71
somehere in australia.
is named laver cup after all, what a better tribute than choosing a location in the country where you were born and of course when the honored person is still alive.
 

BGod

Hall of Fame
#72
somehere in australia.
is named laver cup after all, what a better tribute than choosing a location in the country where you were born and of course when the honored person is still alive.
The living part is pretty integral but then why wasn't it in Australia this past season?
 
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