2020 Laver Cup host city?

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.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
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

Bionic Poster
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 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.
 
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.
 

Badabing888

Hall of Fame
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.
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
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

Legend
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?
 
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

Legend
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%.
 

DSH

Hall of Fame
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

Legend
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?
 

Old Possum

New User
So the Laver Cup next year will be hosted by Geneva, Switzerland. But assuming that the event survives past that, which non-European city do you think should host it in 2020?

These are my personal thoughts:
- It obviously can't be played in the States again because Chicago is hosting it this time around
- It should be played in a city that does not normally host a significant ATP tournament
- It should be played in a country that is likely to have at least one member from Team World being a native of that country
- And it should be played in a part of the world that has a thirst for world-class tennis and considerable financial resources to back that up

So, my top 3 choices would be:
1) Buenos Aires, Argentina (Then Delpo might finally show up for Team World)
2) Sydney, Australia (Kyrgios is already the default leader of Team World so I think he would really relish playing this role in his home country. And Aussie fans would sure get behind him and the whole team I believe in this kind of format)
3) Seoul, South Korea (Assuming Chung Hyeon picks up his game in the next year or so, he would be a great hometown representative for Team World in Korea. Korean fans adore him and they would come out in droves to see him. And I think there's a bigger thirst for and interest in tennis in Korea than most people would assume)
Unfortunately for Kyrgios, the Aussie media has made sure that the Australian fans get only a selected view of his standing and popularity on the world stage. He is a young multicultural passionate charismatic tall poppy genius and the old white male media have given him hell for seven years over here. Even winning Acapulco was presented as the height/depths of defiance and bad sportsmanship followed by an unrelieved few weeks in the USA of what they call disgraceful behaviour. The Aussie media call for his permanent ban from the sport; the rest of the world love him for what he brings to tennis. No don't bring Laver Cup to Sydney. Rod Laver is squeaky clean and does not understand Nick. Tall poppies have their heads cut off in Australia. Kids like Nick throw their racquets away and go into basketball or footy.
 
The more I think about it, the more I think that it should be hosted in Vancouver.

Canadian tennis is on the rise, and Shappy and Felix would provide a great one-two hometown punch to Team World. Plus, I think the market would be there in Vancouver. And the location wouldn't be too inconvenient for the players who would most likely be traveling to Asia afterwards for the Asian swing.
 
Where in the world is Hutchinson, Kansas!! You gotta be joking. And does anyone know the makeup of Team World 2019?
Not sure who it's going to be, but if I had to guess I would say:

1. Kyrgios
2. Isner
3. Sock
4. Anderson
5. Shapovalov
6. Raonic
Alternate: FAA

Of course it would be nice to see Delpo and/Nishikori as well, but those guys never seem reliable enough health-wise to attend events like this. Even Raonic I doubt will be there even though I put him on the list.
 

Old Possum

New User
Not sure who it's going to be, but if I had to guess I would say:

1. Kyrgios
2. Isner
3. Sock
4. Anderson
5. Shapovalov
6. Raonic
Alternate: FAA

Of course it would be nice to see Delpo and/Nishikori as well, but those guys never seem reliable enough health-wise to attend events like this. Even Raonic I doubt will be there even though I put him on the list.
I still think Schwartzman will be there to represent South America. And FAA is more likely than Raonic who is not an exo person - although he did play Fast4 with Nick and Nadal in Sydney in January. Nick beat Nadal there too...not happy! Raonic beat Millman but Aus won the dubs. Some great tennis I was there by chance! Raonic was on fire at the AO but the Aussie press gave Kyrgios hell for losing to him despite not being able to run with both knees bandaged. Saw that match too - they love to hate the guy.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Bring it to LA or Sandiego........ We have the hottest women and hottest entertainment. Roger and Nick can have all the fun he wants
 
Bring it to LA or Sandiego........ We have the hottest women and hottest entertainment. Roger and Nick can have all the fun he wants
The States just had it last year. It should be another country's turn! Even though I do agree that LA/San Diego would make a good host city in the future.
 
The more posts I read here and the more I think about it, Sydney makes the most sense to me as the next logical host. For the following reasons:

- Home country of Rod Laver (and Nick Kyrgios to boot)
- Tennis/sports loving nation
- Citizenry with purchasing power
- Sponsor-friendly economy/climate
- Not too geographically inconvenient for players as it's not too far away from Asia where this part of the tour is taking place (and in the same general time zone at least)
- City with world class sports facilities (I'm assuming because it hosted the summer Olympics in 2000)
- Doesn't have an annual ATP event, so it "deserves" exposure to world-class tennis
Perth is hosting the 2020 ATP Cup now. So as much as I want the Laver Cup to be played in the home country of Rod Laver, I don't think Australia should get to host another premiere tennis event. At least not in the same year.
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
I doubt it would be in Canada anywhere except Toronto (where they could use the Raptors stadium). All the other nice venues are in Canada NHL which are busy during the Laver Cup
 

Tennease

Hall of Fame
Definitely some city in Australia, that would be wild. Maybe not Melbourne, but they got the history over there
Where else other than Rocket's home town where he grew up developing his GOAT tennis skill by playing there every single day? :

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Laver Cup is coming home to where it all started, literally!!!!
 

Old Possum

New User
none.

time to stop this pointless exo.
Wouldn't call it pointless when they sell out their tickets in a few days. Unfortunately for real tennis fans like me there's no way we can afford to go see our favourites playing all together in some of the most exciting match ups of the year. What $8000? On my pension? c'mon Federer, give us a break. Team tennis is great fun - for the guys playing together as well.
 

oldmanfan

Hall of Fame
But why would this be up in the Garden a year and a half ahead of time?
Maybe somebody done effed up (or 'intentional' ;)), or LC is trying to go the OG route (we know 2024 OG is in Paris, 5 years in advance :)). This won't hurt sales of LC2019 since most tickets are likely gone already, and it's still 5 months out.
 
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