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DSport acquires exclusive India broadcast rights for first edition of new tennis tourney Laver Cup

The city of Prague will play host to the three-day tennis extravaganza. The tournament will feature Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who will team up with Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Thomas Berdych to take on Rest of the World team comprising Denis Shapovalov, Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner and Sam Querry

Discovery Communications India’s sports TV channel, DSport, has acquired the exclusive India broadcast rights of the inaugural edition of the Laver Cup. The new premier tennis tournament, conceived on the lines of golf’s ‘Ryder Cup’, will see tennis legends from Europe battle it out against a star-studded Rest of the World team. The Laver Cup will be broadcast live and exclusive on DSport from 4:30 pm onwards on September 22 and 23 and 3:30 pm onwards on September 24, 2017 for sports fans in India.

The Laver Cup will be played every year, two weeks following the US Open, except in the Summer Olympic years. The city of Prague, in the Czech Republic, will play host to the first edition of the three-day tennis extravaganza. The tournament will feature the current top two in men’s tennis, legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who will team up with Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Thomas Berdych to take on Rest of the World team that comprises rising superstar Denis Shapovalov, former US Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios, John Isner and Sam Querry.

The Laver Cup is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, widely regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. The Laver Cup is a joint initiative between tennis great Roger Federer’s management company Team 8, Brazilian businessman and former Davis Cup player Jorge Paulo Lemann, the USTA and Tennis Australia. For the inaugural edition of the Laver Cup, tennis legends John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg will captain Team World and Team Europe.

Laver Cup – The teams
 

Team Europe

Team World

Björn Borg, Captain

John McEnroe, Captain

Thomas Enqvist, Vice- Captain

Patrick McEnroe, Vice-Captain

Rafael Nadal

Sam Querrey

Roger Federer

John Isner

Alexander Zverev

Nick Kyrgios

Marin Cilic

Jack Sock

Dominic Thiem

Juan Martin del Potro

Tomas Berdych

Denis Shapovalov

 

Laver Cup – The telecast schedule live &exclusive

 

Day

Date

Time

Friday

22nd September, 2017

4:30 pm onwards

Saturday

23rd September, 2017

4:30 pm onwards

Sunday

24th September, 2017

3:30 pm onwards

 

 

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