Team Europe and Team World are ready to face once again the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, which will be held from September 24 to 26 at the TD Garden in Boston. This tennis competition, which has a unique format in tennis, it’s also one of the most lucrative for the players who participate.
The Laver Cup, which was created with the help of Roger Federer and his agency Team8, replicates the format of the Ryders Cup in golf. There are two teams with six members each who participate in 12 matches, nine singles and three doubles, across three days. The team who first earns 13 points is the winner.
Having the top players in the world captained by two legends of the sports, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, the Laver Cup has positioned itself as one of the most prestigious tournaments. Also, it’s always held at famous venues to give fans an experience like no other. That’s why the prize money is interesting for the players.
Laver Cup 2021: How much do the players earn?
The full disclosure of each player's earnings hasn’t been published. That’s because each player receives a participation fee depending on his ranking. But they also get prize money at the end of the tournament. The winning team receives $1,5 million, meaning that each member gets $250,000.
Meanwhile, the losing team gets $750,000, meaning that each member gets $125,000. So, every player will end the tournament with different earnings. For example, in the 2019 edition, some reports stated that Rafael Nadal took home $2 million for participating.
This year, Team World, captained by McEnroe, will try to get the crown for the first time ever. This could be McEnroe’s side's best shot as Team Europe won’t have the Big 3 with them. However, we have to wait and see who will take the crown (and the money) this year.