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Tennis Channel to broadcast inaugural Laver Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

Tennis Channel will broadcast next month’s inaugural Laver Cup, a three-day contest pitting European tennis players, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, against competitors from elsewhere in the world. The exhibition is the brainchild of Tony Godsick, Federer’s agent, who has so...

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