While the first four editions of the Laver Cup, a team exhibition created by Roger Federer six years ago, had all been won by Europe against the “rest of the world”, the trend was reversed last year , in London, and is confirmed this weekend in Vancouver.
At the end of the second day of this event where three singles and one doubles are played each day and where the matches are worth more and more over time (one point per victory on Friday, two on Saturday, three on Sunday) , the World now leads 10-2 and will only need to win one of the four matches scheduled for Sunday to maintain its lead.
Ruud saves honor
On Saturday, the Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe won their singles, respectively against the Russian Andrey Rublev (6-2, 7-6 (3)) and the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (7-5, 6-3) while their compatriot Tommy Paul lost against the Norwegian Casper Ruud (7-6 (6), 6-2), for what constitutes the only European success for the moment. In the doubles closing the day, the Canadian-American duo Auger-Aliassime-Shelton dominated the Franco-Polish pair Hurkacz-Monfils (7-5, 6-4).