Tennis: Team Europe wins fourth consecutive Laver Cup, Tennis News & Top Stories
BOSTON (REUTERS) – Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev won the Laver Cup for the European squad with a 6-2 6-7 (4) 10-3 win over the world team’s Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov on Sunday September 26 in Boston.
The European squad entered the final day of the event needing a win in one of the four scheduled matches to secure victory and wasted no time as they had it. won in the lead meeting for an insurmountable 14-1 lead.
“Ultimately the score indicates it was 14-1, but it could have gone either way most of the time,” Zverev said in an interview on the pitch.
“We (did) a lot of work for this win throughout the week … The squad of this team has been absolutely amazing. I think a lot of us have come together a lot and to be honest I Can’t wait for London next year. ” Each Laver Cup victory earns one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday, with the first team to reach 13 points being declared the winner of the event.
Team World had to win all four matches on the final day to win the trophy, but Opelka and Shapovalov couldn’t finish the job after winning the second set.
Team Europe have now won the first four editions of the three-day event named after Australian great Rod Laver.