MELBOURNE - A new Ryder Cup-style tennis tournament pitting Europe against the rest of the world and featuring the top men's players will make its debut next year, organisers announced on Friday. The Laver Cup, named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver and inspired by Roger Federer, will join a congested annual calendar in September 2017, with a location and exact dates to be announced later this year. "This is going to be a team event, getting the best European players together to play against players from the rest of the world," said Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley, flanked by Laver at the announcement in Melbourne. "You've seen what's happened with the Ryder Cup and where it is today. "We believe it's going to become a stop on the calendar that's a must-do for the players and the fans."