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Event Notes: Federer, Nadal To Lead Team Europe In Inaugural Laver Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 21 / 17

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will "set aside their long-time rivalry" when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament, which starts on Friday. Conceived by Federer and his sports management company, Team8, the tournament is the "latest to join a cr...

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