Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led Team World 3-1 after the first day of the 2018 Laver Cup. "Usually we're always against each other and now, these guys are actually cheering for me". The match also a hilarious moment play out between them when Djokovic accidentally struck the ball on Federer's waist.
Roger Federer put on an absolute masterclass to thump Aussie Nick Kyrgios at the Laver Cup in Chicago.
World number two Federer was barely ruffled as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nick Kyrgios at Chicago's United Center.
The South African served his way out of trouble, while errors from Djokovic meant he again failed to put any points on the board after yesterday's doubles loss with Federer. "It's a nice feeling and I think it's great for you guys to see that".
As the new kid on the block, the Laver Cup trophy doesn't yet carry the same sort of mystique as the Stanley Cup or the Ryder Cup, but, make no mistake, this is no ordinary trinket up for grabs.
Bjorn Borg's favored Team Europe are trying to defend their crown against Team World which is captained by the legendary John McEnroe.
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Kevin Anderson caused one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far, beating Djokovic 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 10-6.
Under the format being used for the tournament, a 10-point tiebreak is used instead of a decisive third set.
Excitement had been building ever since it was announced the former world No 1s would pair up for Team Europe in the competition's second year - with the blue side hoping to take a clean sweep into the weekend after a trio of singles wins earlier in the day.
But rising German star Zverev showed great determination in saving a match point at 6-5 down in the second-set tie-break to level the contest.
Zverev then raced into the lead in the 10-point match tie-break before closing out for the win.