2021 Laver Cup Big Flop

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
I have tickets and I’m excited at the lineup. Great chance to see the top players in a smaller venue and more relaxed setting. These are great players and well worth seeing IMO. You’ve got slam finals, multiple masters, and an olympic gold winner in Team Europe Lineup. That works for me

Edit; and now a GS winner.
 
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CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I have tickets and I’m excited at the lineup. Great chance to see the top players in a smaller venue and more relaxed setting. These are great players and well worth seeing IMO. You’ve got slam finals, multiple masters, and an olympic gold winner in Team Europe Lineup. That works for me
Sure for a normal ticket price at an ATP 500/1000 maybe, but the good tickets are 1,500-5k a piece! I only bit the bullet at the chance to see the Maestro play one time in person before he rides off into the sunset.
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
Murray can play for team world
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
A matter of perspective, I suppose.

Are there any ATP level tournaments held near Boston? From what I found, it seems like Boston itself last hosted an ATP event all the way back in 1999... over 20 years ago.

For many people, this could be their first opportunity to see live top-tier level tennis without having to travel, so this could still be special for them.

For others, especially those not attending in person, losing the likes of Federer and Nadal certainly diminishes the interest significantly. Let's face it, nobody really cares about Europe vs the World.
 

Tennisfan339

Professional
Still don't understand the purpose of this tournament.
ATP Cup is held in Australia and more interesting, and Laver was australian. Drop that Mickey Mouse tournament and rename the ATP Cup "Laver Cup" instead.
Why are the Laver Cup matches even included in the H2H?
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
A matter of perspective, I suppose.

Are there any ATP level tournaments held near Boston? From what I found, it seems like Boston itself last hosted an ATP event all the way back in 1999... over 20 years ago.

For many people, this could be their first opportunity to see live top-tier level tennis without having to travel, so this could still be special for them.

For others, especially those not attending in person, losing the likes of Federer and Nadal certainly diminishes the interest significantly. Let's face it, nobody really cares about Europe vs the World.
I doubt many people going to Laver cup are from Boston. The event moves around to different countries each time so there's likely fans from around the US and the world. It's disappointing to buy tickets in hopes of getting to see some big 3 action and then get a bunch of weak next gen kids with 0 GS'
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
I doubt many people going to Laver cup are from Boston. The event moves around to different countries each time so there's likely fans from around the US and the world. It's disappointing to buy tickets in hopes of getting to see some big 3 action and then get a bunch of weak next gen kids with 0 GS'
I think the majority of those attending would be locals. I don't think there would be that many people coming from far away to watch it. They might as well go to New York for the US Open instead.
 

_GOATbis

Semi-Pro
Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
Should they put Cilic because he has 1 GS? There are no GS holders who isn't injured or fatigued (Djok).
 

TopspintheTerrible

Professional
I doubt many people going to Laver cup are from Boston. The event moves around to different countries each time so there's likely fans from around the US and the world. It's disappointing to buy tickets in hopes of getting to see some big 3 action and then get a bunch of weak next gen kids with 0 GS'
I mean would you really be more inclined to go if Marin Cilic was playing for Team Europe? Outside the Big 3, the only other players with slams are Wawrinka, Cilic, Murray & Thiem. None of those players (apart from Thiem) are anywhere near their best.

I’d much rather watch the best Next Gen players than Cilic/Wawrinka/Murray.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
Fed's not there, nobody cares. They'll have to give away tickets in Boston. Ain't nobody paying one dime to see Rublev or Ruud.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I mean would you really be more inclined to go if Marin Cilic was playing for Team Europe? Outside the Big 3, the only other players with slams are Wawrinka, Cilic, Murray & Thiem. None of those players (apart from Thiem) are anywhere near their best.

I’d much rather watch the best Next Gen players than Cilic/Wawrinka/Murray.
For the prices they are asking I don’t want to see anyone except the big 3, that’s my point
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
Are you serious ? Tsisipas and Berrentini all by themselves can sell tickets like crazy. these guys are the next Big thing
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
1400 something each, they are middle of the lower section along the baseline between the alley and center hash.
This could be a major flop only cause the Team World stinks. No Kyrios, no superstar. players like Isner, Opelka will put you to sleep fast. Maybe they can get Nishikori.... Not,,,,,,,I doubt it. Kei doesn't need the money. maybe Pete Sampras will come out of retirement and play. Mackie Macdonald may join, he's more fun than watching Isner or Opelka
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
This could be a major flop only cause the Team World stinks. No Kyrios, no superstar. players like Isner, Opelka will put you to sleep fast. Maybe they can get Nishikori.... Not,,,,,,,I doubt it. Kei doesn't need the money. maybe Pete Sampras will come out of retirement and play. Mackie Macdonald may join, he's more fun than watching Isner or Opelka
Huh? Kyrgios is on their website in the team world lineup
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
The lowest ranked player on Team Europe is ranked 11. Three of them are in the top 5. Just because they don’t have GS doesn’t mean that they are not worth watching. When I purchased my tickets I was hoping to see Federer but I guess the universe is not allowing that to happen, but getting to see Meddy and Tsitsi on the same team could be worth the price of admission. I’d love to see them play doubles. That could be tons of fun.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
I think the majority of those attending would be locals. I don't think there would be that many people coming from far away to watch it. They might as well go to New York for the US Open instead.
I’m traveling from Oklahoma City. All in with hotel, flight, car rental and tickets about $5-6k for both of us. We are also doing THOF while we are in New England.
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
Well, that's the future of tennis, so...
 

merwy

G.O.A.T.
Honestly you can sugarcoat it all you want but this line up is a huge letdown. An exho tournament like this is only fun if you get to see the big stars play and to not have a single GS winner in the entire line up is a joke. I’m not even going to stream this online for free.
 

BGod

Legend
Hey I bought 3 day tickets for USO and can't go. I understand disappointment.

But yeah Laver Cup has been a ripoff since inception. Needs to simmer.
 

EllieK

Hall of Fame
Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
They have a GS winner now
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Still don't understand the purpose of this tournament.
ATP Cup is held in Australia and more interesting, and Laver was australian. Drop that Mickey Mouse tournament and rename the ATP Cup "Laver Cup" instead.
Why are the Laver Cup matches even included in the H2H?
That would be shocking
The laver cup is an exhibition tournament, thats all
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

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Anyone else get tickets to 2021 Laver Cup in Boston and extremely disappointed in the lineup? Team Europe has no Fed, Djoker or Nadal. Represented by 6 players that have a combined 0 GS. Medvedev, Citybus, Zed, Bwehhhhh, Berrettini, and Ruud. So far world only has 3 players announced that also have a combined 0 GS in Shapo, FAA, and Schwartzman.
I have a ticket but I love Shapo, Schwartzman, FAA, Medvedev, Tsistipas, Berrettini, Ruud... I think it will be fun!
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
That’s about where ours are. I’m excited. Did you see about the Covid policy? That sort of sucks but I get it.
What is the covid policy? Do I need to do something more than just bring my proof of covid vaccinations card and wear a mask? I have a ticket to the Laver Cup.
 
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