The European team is close to achieving its fourth title in the series after the second day of the 2021 Laver Cup.
Photo: SITA / APAnd Elise Amendola
Bjorn Borg with European players during Alexandra Zvereva’s match with John Isner.
He won all four games in Boston on Saturday and led the rest of the world with a clear 11:1. He only needs to get two points to defend the championship.
In Saturday’s singles, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios 6:3, 6:4, then Germany’s Alexander Zverev defeated John Isner of the USA after a tough fight 7:6 (5), 6:7 (6), 10 : 5 and the third victory was achieved by the European winner of the US Open Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who succeeded with Canadian Denis Shapovalov smoothly 6:4, 6:0.
“I played tennis incredibly, especially in the second set. I didn’t know what to expect after the US Open, and I didn’t play for a week and a half. I tried to train completely for three days and I felt good on the court,” Medvedeva was quoted as saying by AFP.
The Old Continent’s 100-day day ended with a pair of Tsitsipas, Andrei Rublov, who defeated Isner in a doubles match with Kyrgios 6:7 (8), 6:3 and 10:4.
In the Laver Cup, one point is awarded for a win on the first day, on Saturday each win is awarded two points and on Sundays up to three points. The team that gets 13 points first wins the event.
The biggest stars are absent from the fourth Laver Cup, and for the first time the tournament should take place without the full “Big Three” Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Federer, who started the Laver Cup and his partner, remains among the injured like Nadal. Djokovic refused to participate in the tournament after a very difficult trajectory in the season.
The European team has won the previous three editions of this prestigious event.
Laver Cup 2021 – situation after second playing day:
World – Europe 1:11
Nick Kyrgios (Australia) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gr.) 3:6, 4:6
John Isner (USA) – Alexander Zverev (NAME) 6:7 (5), 7:6 (6), 5:10
Denis Shapovalov (was.) – Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 4: 6, 0: 6
Eisner, Kyrgios-Tsitsipas, Andrei Rubyov (GR./Rus.) 7:6 (8), 3:6, 4:10
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