Federer leads Team Europe to victory in inaugural Laver Cup

Federer leads Team Europe to victory in inaugural Laver Cup

Team Europe defeated Team World 15-9 to win the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague on Sunday.

Europe began the final day with a 9-3 lead, but, after a win apiece in the opening two matches on Sunday, John Isner beat Rafael Nadal 7-5 7-6 (7-1) to reduce the advantage to 12-9.

However, Roger Federer came from a set down to get the decisive win over Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the final rubber of the Laver Cup.

Kyrgios had a chance to force a deciding doubles but 36 year old Federer saved a match point to win 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 11-9 and earn the overall victory for Team Europe.

The Laver Cup had the best players comprising of team Europe and team World over three days similar to golf’s Ryder Cup format.

There was one point awarded for wins on day one, two on day two and three points on the last day.
Team Europe comprised of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem captained by Bjorn Borg while Sam Querry, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe, John Isner and Denis Shapovalov, captained by John McEnroe represented Team World.

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