Laver Cup Day One: What time does Rafael Nadal play in Prague?

The Laver Cup starts on Friday, September 22 in Prague.

Friday’s opening matches will see Marin Cilic open up against Frances Tiafoe, with Dominic Thiem facing John Isner and Alexander Zverev going head-to-head with Denis Shapovalov at the O2 Arena in Prague. (Day session starts at 1 pm local time.)

The first day will be closed out with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal partnering local hero Tomas Berdych in a doubles rubber against Australian Nick Kyrgios and Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock.

Date: 22 September 2017

Match time: Not before 8 pm local time / 2 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 7 PM BST – United Kingdom / 8 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday 4 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

Team Europe: R. Nadal (ESP), R. Federer (SWI), A Zverev (GER), T Berdych (CZ), M. Cilic (CRO), D. Thiem (AUT) Captain: B. Borg

Team World: J. Isner (USA), N. Kyrgios (AUS), S. Querrey (USA), D. Shapovalov (CAN), F. Tiafoe (USA), J. Sock (USA) Captain: J. McEnroe.

Rafa:

It is not an exhibition at all. We are here to try our best. I woke up today at 4am in the morning to practise. I don’t practise before an exhibition match normally.

Under the unique format for the three-day competition, the schedule for Saturday and Sunday will be determined each morning when one captain will submit his card blind for the opposing captain to review before selecting his players.

Each match on Friday is worth one point, two points per match are up for grabs on Saturday, and three points for each match on the crucial deciding Sunday

The first team to reach 13 points will win the inaugural Laver Cup, with a thrilling doubles decider played if the scores are tied at 12-all.

Source: Laver Cup

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10 thoughts on “Laver Cup Day One: What time does Rafael Nadal play in Prague?

  1. I dont know you guys. Why is Rafa playing but not Fed ?
    I hope Rafa doesnt take this seriously. Its completely unimportant. His health is more important than this tournament. Call me crazy but this seems like a ploy to get Rafa extra tired. Why isnt Fed playing doubles with another guy ?

    Do we know how many matches Rafa will play compared to Fed ? I was under the assumption Rafa would just play a doubles match with Fed.

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  2. Shirley Taya

    Vamos Rafa Reigning King of Tennis. Hope FOXTEL televise ithe Cup in Australia? If so, will wake up at 2am to watch you play! Watched “Live” all your games in the US Open! Wow! God bless you Rafa. Love n blessings from your Aussie Abuela Nan Shirley. 🐂🏆👑⛵️😀😇😊

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