Laver Cup Odds: Roger Federer Rides Off Into the Sunset

The 2022 edition of the Laver Cup has some added intrigue to it following Roger Federer's retirement announcement. Team Europe has dominated the event since its inception in 2017 and is heavily favored to win once again as Federer ends his storied career.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022 11:00 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The fifth edition of the Laver Cup takes place at London's O2 Arena from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25.

Twelve matches will be played over the three-day tournament (nine singles, three doubles). Day 1 matches are worth one point with two points going to victors on Day 2 and three points per on Day 3. The first team to 13 points emerges victorious.

Team Europe will be looking to continue its supremacy at the event with a fifth consecutive win after a thorough dismantling of Team World in 2021.

It also marks the career curtain call for Roger Federer, as the Swiss legend announced he will be retiring following the event's conclusion. 

Here are the odds to win the 2022 Laver Cup.

Odds to win Laver Cup

Team Odds to win 2022 Laver Cup
Team Europe -425
Team World +290

Odds courtesy of William Hill as of September 20.

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Laver Cup rosters and odds analysis

Team Europe Team World
Roger Federer Felix Auger-Aliassime
Rafael Nadal Taylor Fritz
Novak Djokovic Diego Schwartzman
Stefanos Tsitsipas Alex De Minaur
Casper Ruud Frances Tiafoe
Andy Murray Jack Sock
Matteo Berrettini (alternate) Tommy Paul (alternate)

Team Europe (-425)

Yes, Team World has John McEnroe as its non-playing captain offering his stewardship, but it's pretty easy to see why Team Europe is favored by such a ridiculous amount before one set is even played.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer are one, two, and three in career Grand Slam tournament victories, combining for a whopping 63 between the three of them over their storied runs.

Andy Murray has three of his own and Casper Ruud is currently second in ATP singles rankings after his runner-up finish at the US Open. Stefanos Tsitsipas is sixth in those rankings.

With this much star power in tow, Team Europe looks likely to run roughshod over Team World. As a result, the juice drains any reasonable value from wagering on Team Europe to win outright. Instead, once the individual matches get announced, more focused bets will be the order of the day.

Team World (+290)

Taylor Fritz (12th) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (13th) are the highest-ranked players in the latest ATP rankings on Team World's roster and the only two ranked higher than Team Europe's alternate, Matteo Berrettini (15th). Diego Schwartzman (17) and Frances Tiafoe (19) are also Top-20 players. So, while McEnroe's crew is understandably considered the underdog, there is a lot of talent and perhaps even a chip or two on their shoulders.

And where Team Europe has a combined 66 Grand Slam wins on the roster, Team World has... zero.

It will be an uphill battle for Team World, but youth is on its side if history isn't.

Roger Federer's final tournament

It's the end of an era. Weeks after Serena Williams announced she would be retiring from tennis, another legend told the world he was walking away.

Roger Federer announced that he would be retiring from tennis after this week's Laver Cup. The 41-year-old last played in the 2021 Wimbledon quarterfinal against Hubert Hurkacz as injuries and knee surgeries have seemingly caught up with him.

Nevertheless, Federer's legacy will stand as one of the greatest to ever play. He owns a career singles record of 1,250-275 with 103 titles (second behind Jimmy Connors in the Open Era) and 20 Grand Slam titles. He won a record eight Wimbledon titles, six Australian Opens, five US Opens, and a lone French Open in 2009 — which is quite the achievement considering it was sandwiched between Rafa Nadal's first nine titles at Roland-Garros.

Roger Federer final match odds

While Federer will be giving the fans one last chance to catch him in action, it will be a subdued appearance — just one doubles match on Friday, September 23.

Fittingly, Federer is teaming with fellow legend Rafael Nadal, with whom Federer dueled for tennis supremacy throughout the bulk of his career. The two will take on Team World's Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.

The match will take place as the second leg of Friday's Night Session, which begins at 2 p.m. ET.

While Federer and Nadal are GOAT material, the latter of whom is still somewhat in top form, books are slotting Sock and Tiafoe as slight favorites for the match, on account of their youth against Federer essentially playing on one knee.

Federer/Nadal Sock/Tiafoe
+115 -145

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, September 22, 2022.

Previous Laver Cup results

The inaugural Laver Cup was held in 2017 in Prague. Named after tennis legend Rod Laver, the 2022 edition will mark the fifth time the event will be held (the 2020 Laver Cup was canceled due to the COVID pandemic).

Year Result Score
2021 Europe def. World 14-1
2019 Europe def. World 13-11
2018 Europe def. World 13-8
2017 Europe def. World 15-9

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