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Mailbag: How Much Should We Care About the Laver Cup?

Before this week’s ‘bag, let’s quietly note the Novak Djokovic has spent more weeks at No. 1 than Jimmy Connors did.


Jon, it's Laver Cup time and I am trying to figure out how much to care!
Giancarlo, New York City

• It’s Laver Cup Week, so let’s start here. In short: care. In a brief amount of time—like, two years—this has become one of the most anticipated events on the calendar after the Slams. This ticks off so many of tennis’ virtues: the “golden age” and the stars it’s minted; international appeal; diversity of ages; doubles; shotmaking; camaraderie; team formats.