Federer and Zverev put Europe 3-1 ahead in Laver Cup

Federer and Zverev put Europe 3-1 ahead in Laver Cup

Dominic Thiem and Jack Sock won their singles matches as Team Europe and Team World shared the spoils in the day session on the first day of the Laver Cup in Geneva on Friday.

Shapovalov and Sock converted just one of 16 break points, failing to take any of six set points in one game off Zverev's serve during the crucial second set.

Dominic Thiem opened the tournament with a win for Team Europe by fending off Denis Shapovalov in an ever-so-tight match tiebreak, and Jack Sock subsequently evened things up with an unlikely upset over Fabio Fognini, for his first singles win of 2019.

"All of us tennis players travel around the world for 10-11 months of the year", Federer said.

The 38-year-old Swiss delighted his home fans alongside Zverev, as the European pair saw off Shapovalov and Sock 6-3, 7-5 after a dramatic second set.

Europe took full advantage, Federer - playing in front of a buoyant home crowd in Geneva - serving out the match. This led to a visit from an unparalleled coaching super team, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

"We should have won the first match, so we needed to bounce back", Team World Captain John McEnroe said.

More news: Islanders protest at Province House for action on climate change
More news: Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms export embargo passed after Khashoggi murder
More news: Meghan McCain walks off The View after fiery attack

The evening session will feature Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas taking on American Taylor Fritz in the third singles match before Federer and Alexander Zverev team up for Europe in the doubles against Shapovalov and Sock.

The young Canadian led 9-7 in the tiebreak before squandering his match points as Thiem clawed his way back to win the contest on his second match point.

Team Europe's Alexander Zverev has the brains of two tennis legends to pick in the Laver Cup.

Holders Europe are red-hot favourites to retain the trophy, with Borg's side facing a visiting team whose highest-ranked player is world number 20 John Isner.

Two points per match are on offer on day two of the three-day tournament, with the first team to reach 13 points declared the victor.

Note: On opening day, each win secures one point, on second day, two points, on third and final day, three points.

Related Articles

  • US issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA

    US issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA

    During an interview with CNN , Zarif declared that "any USA or Saudi military strike on Iran will result in an all-out war ". As the host government, the United States is generally obliged to issue visas to diplomats who serve at UN headquarters.
    Facebook Suspends Tens of Thousands of Apps During Privacy Investigation

    Facebook Suspends Tens of Thousands of Apps During Privacy Investigation

    Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps from the platform for privacy reasons, it announced in a blogpost on Friday. It led to a massive fallout for Facebook that included chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress.
    Jamal Adams rips NFL for fining him: ‘League is a damn joke’

    Jamal Adams rips NFL for fining him: ‘League is a damn joke’

    Adams didn't take on the punishments quietly, though. "We needed him for the next week", Gase said before Wednesday's practice. "I'm gonna play MY brand of football every time I step on the field".
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan rings in birthday with Saif, Taimur

    Kareena Kapoor Khan rings in birthday with Saif, Taimur

    And in the latest promo released by the channel, we see host Karan Wahi dedicate a poetic birthday wish for Bebo. In the background, we can spot a cheerful husband Saif who can be seen celebrating the moment with great joy.
    Apple’s iTunes Store, iTunes App for Windows Aren’t Going Away

    Apple’s iTunes Store, iTunes App for Windows Aren’t Going Away

    New apps coming to watchOS, meanwhile, include Voice Memos, Audiobooks, calculator, and a tool called Noise. You'll soon be able to download and purchase apps on your Apple Watch without switching to the iPhone .
    Hideo Kojima Open To Developing Death Stranding Sequels

    Hideo Kojima Open To Developing Death Stranding Sequels

    But the genre of the game will be brand new, and the developers will reveal it in June. He stated, "But the other thing about it is that you can go anywhere in the world".
  • Rockstar : Now has its own game launcher, and GTA

    Rockstar : Now has its own game launcher, and GTA

    At launch in the store, Bully: Scholarship Edition is priced at $14.99, Max Pain 3: Complete Edition is for $34.98, L.A. The Rockstar Launcher was first spotted by numerous GTA and Red Dead fans across Twitter earlier today .
    Brad Pitt Thinks Kanye West's Sunday Service Is 'Really Special'!

    Brad Pitt Thinks Kanye West's Sunday Service Is 'Really Special'!

    During an interview with Etonline.com here on Wednesday, Pitt reacted to "breaking the Internet". "I'm steady, calm, ready to do my job to the best of my abilities".
    Sirfetch'd, Farfetch'd Evolution, Confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield

    Sirfetch'd, Farfetch'd Evolution, Confirmed for Pokemon Sword and Shield

    Over the past two decades, Farfetch'd has sat untouched - a Pokemon without much to offer and with no evolutions to speak of. With its spear-like leek, leafy shield and lofty expressions, it's hard to ignore Sirfetch'd noble air and dignified swagger.
  • Plumber refuses to charge 91yo woman with leukaemia - 19-Sep

    Plumber refuses to charge 91yo woman with leukaemia - 19-Sep

    But failing that, Mr Anderson, who is originally from Liverpool, is hoping to roll out the service across the country. And although he doesn't always expect payment, he says it is sometimes nice to receive a "smile and a cup of tea".
    Bengals looks for a victory over Bills

    Bengals looks for a victory over Bills

    WHEN ASKED about the Bills start, Allen noted, "We don't really look at it as 2-0 ... we look at it as going 1-0 each week". Frank Gore ran for another Bills touchdown two plays later. "Who can cover somebody for 10 secs?", Jenkins said.
    India cuts corporate tax rates

    India cuts corporate tax rates

    This is the reason the reformist move might not result in immediate improvement in direct tax collections this year. The government's measures to reverse the slowdown have so far come in tranches and were seen as inadequate.