Designed by London-based Designwerk, the Laver Cup pays homage to Laver, not just in its shape but in many of the features which make it so unique.
Around the rim, for example, there are 200 individually-carved notches, with each one representing one of the singles tournaments won by the Australian during his extraordinary 23-year career. On the base, meanwhile, sit two sets of four rings, signifying Laver’s incredible feats in 1962 and 1969, when he won all four Grand Slams – Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and his home event in Australia.
Even now, he remains the only player to have done it once, let alone twice.
The carved arms on the side of the Cup, which was lifted for the first time by a Team Europe side captained by Bjorn Borg in Prague in 2017, again carry great significance, denoting rivals becoming team-mates – the over-riding principle that governs the ethos of the competition.