Game. Set. Match.
After 20 major titles and a host of iconic moments, tennis legend Roger Federer is stepping away from the sport. But he’s going out with a bang: he will take part in the 2022 Laver Cup, presumably alongside longtime friend and adversary Rafael Nadal in doubles.
Federer’s impending retirement is something of a shock to the system to tennis fans across the globe. The Swiss icon is perhaps the sport’s greatest athlete, capable of stretching from one end of the baseline to the next without even the slightest of wobbles.
In partnering with Nadal, perhaps Federer can give tennis fans one more memento: a resounding run in the 2022 Laver Cup with Team Europe.
Here’s everything you need to know about Federer’s matches at the 2022 Laver Cup, including start time and broadcast information.
What time is Roger Federer’s match today?
Date: Friday, Sept. 23
Start time: 4 p.m. ET (approx.)
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s doubles match at the 2022 Laver Cup will start around 4 p.m. ET on Friday. The match — the last of Federer’s career — follows Andy Murray vs. Alex de Minaur in singles, which begins at 2 p.m. ET on the same court.
How to watch Laver Cup matches in USA
TV channel: Tennis Channel (U.S.)
Live stream: Tennis Channel App, Tennis Channel Plus, fuboTV
Tennis Channel is broadcasting the 2022 Laver Cup in the United States. The competition will be streamed live on the Tennis Channel App and Tennis Channel Plus.
Cord-cutters can also find the tournament on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
It is not known yet when or whether Federer and Nadal will play together in the Laver Cup, but Federer told reporters (per ESPN) he expected to play Friday. He is only playing in doubles in the competition.
Who is playing at the Laver Cup 2022?
The European team features some real heavy hitters in addition to Federer and Nadal, namely Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Team World carries three Americans: Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
Tennis legends Bjorn Borg (Team Europe) and John McEnroe (Team World) are captaining the sides, adding to the tournament’s intrigue.
The rosters for Team Europe and Team World:
Team Europe: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini (alternate)
Team World: Taylor Fritz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Diego Schwartzman, Frances Tiafoe, Alex de Minaur, Jack Sock, Tommy Paul (alternate)
Laver Cup schedule 2022
U.S. TV channel
Fri., Sept. 23
Match 1 (Singles)
Match 2 (Singles)
Immediately after Match 1
Match 3 (Singles)
Match 4 (Doubles)
Immediately after Match 3
Sat., Sept. 24
Match 5 (Singles)
Match 6 (Singles)
Immediately after Match 5
Match 7 (Singles)
Match 8 (Doubles)
Immediately after Match 7
Sun., Sept. 25
Match 9 (Singles)
Match 10 (Singles)
Immediately after Match 9
Match 11 (Singles)
Immediately after Match 10
Match 12 (Doubles)
Immediately after match 11
What is the Laver Cup?
The Laver Cup is the ATP’s answer to golf’s Ryder Cup. The competition pits Europe’s best men’s tennis players against players from across the world.
Teams are based on ATP rankings, with three European players and three world players selected the Monday following the conclusion of the French Open. Those players are joined by three other players selected by their team’s respective captains, making it six players on each team. This year, the Laver Cup captains are Bjorn Borg (Team Europe) and John McEnroe (Team World).
Begun in 2017, the tournament gives fans another opportunity so see some of their favorite players in action, and in an entirely different competitive environment. This year’s festivities will take place at O2 Arena in London, a further sign of the Cup’s rising popularity.
What is the Laver Cup format?
The Laver Cup is distinctly different from other events on the ATP calendar. For starters, it features best-of-three sets. If the match is tied after two sets, the third set becomes a 10-point tiebreaker.
The tournament consists of 12 matches — nine singles and three doubles. Federer and Nadal will take part in at least one of the doubles matches.
There’s also a point-scoring system: one point is awarded per match win on Day 1, two points are awarded per win on Day 2, and three points are awarded per win win on Day 3. A team needs to accumulate 13 points to win the competition.
What is the Laver Cup purse?
Members of the winning Laver Cup team will net a cool $250,000. No ATP men’s world ranking points will be assigned, however.