Gallery: Black courts + Tokyo time

Published by Bastien Thorne

Roger Federer will join Rafael Nadal in leading Team Europe into battle at Laver Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Why haven’t more tennis matches been played on black courts? That’s the inevitable question that will be asked after pictures emerged of players practising ahead of the inaugural Laver Cup. After touching down in Prague on Monday, Roger Federer got to grips with the surface, as did Tomas Berdych, as Team Europe assembled. Meanwhile, over in Tokyo the big names started to get into the swing of things. These are the best photos of the day.

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