Some of the ATP Tour's biggest names have descended upon Chicago for this weekend's second annual Laver Cup, an exhibition featuring stars from Europe against the best from the rest of the world. Sure, no points are allocated, but that's a moot point when you have this level of awesomeness on one court.
It's fun. And competitive. But mostly fun. Have a look:
Look at the players. Look at the fans. Check out the trophy!
- Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 20, 2018
Which style suits you?
Yes, these guys are going to lace up their tennis sneakers, but before they do, the Laver Cup participants showed off their finest threads.
- Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 20, 2018
Double trouble in town
Federer and Djokovic have played each other 46 times and have a combined 24 Grand Slam titles; but they have rarely spent time on the same side of the net, outside of a handful of exhibitions and charity events. They will at the Laver Cup, however.
- Rashmi �� (@drivevolleys) September 19, 2018
When Federer takes selfies ...
- Suama (@suamax8) September 20, 2018
- #NoleFam Forever ❤ (@JuanNoleFam95) September 19, 2018
- Widee~ (@widee19) September 19, 2018
Your starting backcourt ...
Considering the Bulls were 27-55 last season, it's not as though Federer and Kyrgios could make things that much worse.
- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) September 21, 2018
Let's stick to tennis, boys
Mind you, most of these guys are big-time futbol fans, and when time allows -- and it apparently does -- Schwartzman, Djokovic and their cohorts don't mind kicking around the (tennis) ball.
- Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) September 20, 2018
- przemek garczarczyk (@garnekmedia) September 21, 2018
There's a Rocket in da house
No, not Roger Clemens -- Rod Laver! The event is named after the two-time season Grand Slam winner. He's apparently pretty social media-savvy, as well.
- Rod Laver (@rodlaver) September 18, 2018
- Rod Laver (@rodlaver) September 20, 2018
Meet Team World
Meet Team Europe
Introducing the captains
You might have heard of Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, who have a combined 18 Grand Slam singles titles and a mountain of other tennis accolades.