I purr not!
Last week I hissed and scratched about my utter confusion of the Davis Cup. This week we are introduced to another team competition, The Laver Cup! Named after the living legend, Australia’s Rod Laver. Two teams: Team Europe vs. Team World (which sounds like the Greek god, Atlas, will set down his world and pick up his racquet to conquer TENNIS!)
But that’s not it at all. Instead, it is a three day tournament with the 6 best players from Europe playing against the 6 best players from the rest of the world (US and Australia).
Team Europe: Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Sascha Zverev, and Tomas Berdych (team captain: Bjorn Borg)
Team World: Sam Querrey, John Isner, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, Francis Tiafoe, Denis Shapovalov (team captain: John McEnroe)
At first this sounds like some lame, self-serving exhibition event with the sole purpose of making a whole lotta $$$. Something I would surely pass up to sit in the shade spot by the backdoor and soak up the afternoon sun. But Twitter was blowing up this week, posting tons of pictures of the players in suits looking smart and dapper, a cool new black tennis court, teasing us with prospects of Rafa and Roger being doubles partners! I will admit, I am hooked!
Here is a group pic of Team Europe at the Gala Dinner! Don’t they look handsome? Everybody looks good in a tux, no? You would tune in for this, wouldn’t you?
Photo courtesy of rafaelnadalfans.com
So stay tuned my furry friends! This should be a fun weekend with some fun tennis. I’ll keep you posted on all the happenings.
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