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Tennis aces unite for homage to Laver legend

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Members of Team Europe celebrate with Rod Laver after winning the competition named in his honour.
Members of Team Europe celebrate with Rod Laver after winning the competition named in his honour. Reuters/David W Cerny

Team Europe - boasting five of the world's top 10 players - got the better of a Rest of the World squad during the inaugural edition of the Laver Cup. The competition is the brainchild of 19 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer to pay tribute to Rod Laver who is the only man to have won at all four Grand Slam venues in a calendar year on two occasions.