Laver Cup 2021 Tickets: Why Are They So Expensive?

Published 09/20/2021, 5:58 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, of Team Europe pose for a photo prior to the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo, on September 18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. (The Laver Cup consists of six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team and Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg) The event runs from 20-22 Sept. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


Laver Cup is one of the most interesting and unique competitions on the tours. The tournament is played between two teams, Team Europe and Team World. Notably, a majority of the top players on the men’s Tour compete against each other in a round-robin-styled tournament. 

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As we talk about the Laver Cup, there is another unique aspect of the tournament, the ticketing prices. The cost of the ticket in the first session on an opening day is approximately $75 for a basic one. There are some tickets that go up to approximately $7600. The ticket prices are higher than the Grand Slam events because the concept of the Laver Cup is totally different. 

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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – SEPTEMBER 22: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Thomas Enqvist and Fernando Verdasco of Team Europe celebrate as they watch the singles match between Dominic Thiem of Team Europe and John Isner of Team World on the first day of the Laver Cup on September 22, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Laver Cup comprises six European players competing against their counterparts from the rest of the World. Europe will be captained by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will captain the Rest of the World team. The event runs from 22 to 24 September. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

The Laver Cup is a unique event on the Tour 

The atmosphere at the Cup differs completely from the Grand Slams and that’s one of the main reasons fans like attending this event. It is a mixture of seriousness and players engaging in banter. But, as the top players in the game are part of this event, the quality of tennis is still of the highest level. 

Another reason the tickets are costly is because they offer floor seats, something that no event on the Tour offers fans. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as fans can engage in a meet and greet with players. 

Roger Federer’s management firm, Team 8, organize and manage the tournament. It’s also associated with some of the biggest companies, such as Rolex and Mercedes. Sadly, this will be the first season in which none of the big three, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, will feature. 

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Taylor Fritz of Team World celebrates match point with teammates in his singles match against Dominic Thiem of Team Europe during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Who will feature this year?

The competition begins on the 24th of September and will end on the 26th of September. It is a three-day event taking place in Boston. In Team World, we have Félix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman, Reilly Opelka, John Isner, and Nick Kyrgios

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On the other hand, in Team Europe, we have Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini, Andrey Rublev, and Casper Ruud. Whenever they have played in the past, they have entertained fans to a whole different level. This year promises to be no different. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the winning team.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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