Team Europe easily surpasses Team World in the 4th Laver Cup

Boston (AP) — Even if Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic aren’t on the roster, Team Europe climbed 14 to 1 against Team World on Sunday for the fourth consecutive Laver Cup. I won the championship.

Tokyo Olympic singles gold medalist Alexander Zverev of Germany and Andrey Rublev of Russia beat Reilly Opelka of the United States and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10- in match tie breakers. Defeated in 3 and gave Team Europe an insurmountable lead. Doubles to open Sunday play.

There were still three singles matches left, but Team Europe had already exceeded the 13 points needed to win the Laver Cup. The match win was worth 1 point on Friday, 2 points on Saturday and 3 points on Sunday.

Team Europe won eight of the first nine games at a three-day exhibition event postponed to 2020 due to a coronavirus pandemic. Team Europe also won the first three Laver Cups in 2017, 2018 and 2019 each time Federer and either Nadal or Djokovic participated.

Zverev and Rublev have joined Team Europe this time with Russian US Open Champion Daniil Medvedev, Greece’s French Open Runner Up Stefano Stypas, Italy’s Wimbledon Runner Up Matte Oberettini, and Norwegian Casper Ruud. All six are ranked in the top 10.

Team World included Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada, Diego Schwartzman from Argentina, John Isner from the United States, and Nick Kyrgios from Australia. 11th place Aliassime is the highest ranked member of the roster.


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