Roger Federer hits the practice court
Roger Federer was the first player to step on court at Palexpo on Monday as the countdown continued to the Laver Cup in Geneva.
Team Europe is looking to continue its unbeaten run and follow success in Prague and Chicago with a third victory in as many years.
Federer was put through his paces by Europe Vice Captain Thomas Enqvist on the familiar black court.
Team World followed soon after as Nick Kyrgios and Taylor Fritz took to the purpose-built practice court in the Fan Zone.
Having arrived in Switzerland hours earlier, the pair were soon hard at work as they attempt to help Team World land the Laver Cup for the first time.
“Laver Cup is extremely good fun, I’ve had a lot of great memories,” said Kyrgios, who has a 3-2 record from his previous two appearances.
“To come together as a team and represent Team World is a special feeling. To be in Geneva, in Team Europe’s home court, I’m excited to get out there.”
Team Europe hold the advantage in terms of rankings, but Kyrgios is confident that the team spirit fostered on the red team bench in previous years can lift Team World to another level.
“We’re definitely undermanned on paper, it’s lopsided, but I do believe that Team World will come together for these three days with good chemistry,” added the Australian.
“I believe the match-ups can work and I honestly do believe that we can win, so hopefully it’s third time lucky.”
Team Europe Captain Bjorn Borg was among those to arrive in Geneva on Monday and quick to state his determination to hold onto the Cup.
“The most important week for me every year is the Laver Cup,” said the Swede.
“I was here in February for the launch event and to be here for the serious thing this week with the match between Europe and Team World, I’m looking forward to it.
“I know my team is looking forward to it.”
There are a limited number of single session Laver Cup tickets available on ticketcorner.ch
Fans can also preview the Fan Zone and see all the players in action at the Open Practice as follows:
Thursday September 19
Fan Zone preview: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Open Practice (within Arena) from 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Tickets are 20 CHF via ticketcorner.ch
Tickets to the Laver Cup Fan Zone are available from Friday 20 to Sunday 22.
Fans can experience all the action on the big screen, see the players warm up on the stunning Laver Cup black practice court, see the magnificent Laver Cup trophy and enjoy a variety of food and beverage options and engaging activations.
Tickets are available from ticketcorner.ch for just 10 francs per day for children up to 12 years and 15 francs per day for adults.
The Laver Cup will donate 100,000CHF to the Child and Adolescent House (CAH) at the Geneva University Hospital. The project commences construction in 2020 and funds will be used for sporting and rehabilitation equipment to aid in the recovery of children.