Inside the Laver Cup Opening Night with Moët & Chandon
As you may know, this year’s second-ever Laver Cup is the world’s first Team Europe vs. Team World tournament, created by Moët Global Ambassador and 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer. Before the all-stars take court today at the United Center, the crowd gathered to honor tennis legends Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, and John McEnroe at Chicago’s Navy Pier Ballroom.
The room was welcomed by a Laver-themed opening rendition of Chicago The Musical before the players came together to announce one-another onstage, including Team Europe: Federer, Novak Djokovic, Kyle Edmund, David Goffin, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, and Jeremy Chardy; and Team World: John Isner, Kevin Anderson, Diego Schwartzman, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe, and Nicolas Jarry.
The celebration gathered in high spirits off the day’s announcement that Federer and Djokovic would team up to take on Sock and Anderson in this evening’s first round of closing doubles. Some additional attendees included Savannah Guthrie, and Bastian Schweinsteiger & Ana Ivanovic, to name a few. Guests enjoyed official tournament champagne, Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut, from golden goblets while the theatrical evening closed to a suspended tightrope performance.