The slightly subdued 6th edition of the Laver Cup, a team tennis competition pitting Europe against the rest of the world, inspired by the Golf Ryder Cup. Many fixed rates, including Jannik Sinner.
Laver Cup forfeit: here’s who will be there
When Roger Federer and his management invented the Laver Cup in 2017, as a tribute to the legendary Rod Laver and inspired by the golf Ryder Cup, they did not predict that we would reach such a point in 2023. The sixth one to be held Vancouver from 22-24 Septemberwill be orphaned by many of the most anticipated heroes.
The comparison between the European Team and the World Team will see many failures, especially on the Old Continent side. Given the absence of Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, who won his 24th career Slam at the US Open, will not be there either. I’m out too Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Holger RuneEurope’s number 1 will be Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Other names called by captain Björn Borg will be Andrej Rublev, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina and Frenchmen Gael Monfils and Artur Fils. Captain John Mcenroe’s World Team will respond with Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Ben Shelton, Francisco Cerundolo, Christopher Eubanks and Milos Raonic. Despite the shortcomings regarding Laver Cup betting, Team Europe favorite for SNAI* 1.55 vs 2.30 for the World Team.
From Sinner to Rune: Why there are so many lump sums in tennis
Discussions in Italy about Jannik Sinner abandoning his Davis Cup commitment have been going on for days, but the absence of the Italian number 1 was not the only problem: Carlos Alcaraz also abandoned his commitment to Spain and, in fact, both will not happen. Be anyone in Vancouver. He also came recently Mass sum of Holger RuneBut this wasn’t a complete surprise.
The twenty-year-old Dane has been a shadow of himself for several months now, and his mother Aneke has revealed that’s the way it is. a serious back problem. So how can we explain why several young tennis champions (22-year-old Sinner, 20-year-old Alcaraz and Rune) are so physically damaged? Maybe there is no single explanation, but a number of factors.
First one definitely The wear and tear of the pro season. Between March and September, tennis players are constantly on the move and their bodies are under extreme stress. Rune has a sore back, Alcaraz looks like a nightmare in the first half of 2023, Sinner is facing big toe and thousands of muscle problems last year. Tennis demands a lot from these young people’s developing bodies. Maybe he’s asking too much.
*Quotes are subject to change