The Laver Cup 2018 was played out in September 2018 at the United Center venue in Chicago. A team competition, the Laver Cup (named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver) was the brainchild of Roger Federer and his sports agency Team8. Over the three days of the tournament, Team Europe and Team World battled each other for the coveted trophy. The original planning called for the tournament to skip the years of the Summer Olympics, but the inaugural event in 2017 proved so successful that the organisers decided to change to a proper annual format. After three days of hard-fought matches, Team Europe emerged as the clear winner by 13 points to 8.
Sports floor manufacturer HARO Sports supplied its ROME TENNIS portable flooring solution for the event, installing a 1,200 m² tournament court plus an 826 m² practice court. The ROME TENNIS floor with the Rebound Ace top layer is the perfect solution for professional tournaments in sports and multi-purpose arenas, which require rapid changing of the floor covering. No other portable sports court system on the market offers this combination of top performance and unbeatable logistics. The innovative tennis floor is subjectively more comfortable to play on and places less strain on an athlete’s body than conventional hard courts. As a consequence, players tire less easily and the risk of injury declines. At the same time, the floor ensures the same ball bounce and pace as a hard court. A well-drilled team is able to install and dismantle the flooring in just a few hours. The perfect fit of the patented interlocking system that connects the individual modules even eliminates the need to recoat the surface after installation, a process which is normally required for portable hard courts. The high quality of both basic construction and finish guarantees problem-free tournaments and top-class performance.