The American beats Tsitsipas in a comeback and brings McEnroe’s team to 13-8. Berrettini knocked out in double, also beaten Djokovic. Next edition in Vancouver
The first time in the World: the team led by John McEnroe beats Europe and wins the Laver Cup with a great comeback after closing the second day under 8-4 and thanks to the 3 points per victory that provides for the regulation on the last day . The O2 Arena, which experienced the emotions of Roger Federer’s farewell on Friday, cannot celebrate any victory of the Magnifico which from next year, he said, will return in a new guise and will support both teams: “I hope that the stress of Friday night will not made Team Europe lose – Roger said -, it was a great party, see you next year in Vancouver. ” It will almost certainly be the last time with captains Borg and McEnroe leading the two teams.
The day opened with the victory of Jack Sock and Felix Auger Aliassime in doubles, against Berrettini and Murray. The Canadian quickly folded Novak Djokovic and finally Stefanos Tsitsipas lost 1-6 7-6 (11) 10-8 after having 4 match points in the second set tie break. Djokovic then admitted that he had a problem with his right wrist perhaps due to the lack of continuity in high-level matches. On Saturday, first with Berrettini in doubles and then with Tiafoe in singles he had obtained two very convincing victories: “I’ve been struggling with this pain for days, even though I tried to keep it under control. Playing two intense games in a row must have made things worse. “. We will see if he will be able to play in Tel Aviv to chase a place in the Finals in Turin or if he will have to change programming.
Meanwhile, in the exceptional edition of Federer’s retirement and therefore with the Big4s lined up, everyone’s opinion is that this event must continue and evolve, one day even giving ATP points. Djokovic said: “It is very nice, because we are able to deepen the knowledge between us which is usually very superficial. We laugh, we joke and I think it is also useful to improve relations on the circuit.” Matteo Berrettini, on the other hand, spoke of: “An experience to be repeated. For the beauty of sharing and because receiving advice from greats like Nole and Roger is very important”.
September 25, 2022 (change September 25, 2022 | 20:59)
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