After suffering defeats in the first four editions of the global competition, Team World captures a second consecutive Laver Cup championship.
John McEnroe arrived in Vancouver with a bench full of players enjoying some of the best form of their careers.
Their confidence was apparent at the home ground of Rogers Arena. Heading into Day 3 with a commanding 10-2 advantage, Team World needed to win only one match to secure the Cup.
As he had in 2022, Frances Tiafoe featured in the clincher, this time joining 20-year-old rookie Ben Shelton for a 7-6(4) 7-6(5) dismissal of Andrey Rublev and Hubert Hurkacz in doubles.
Roger Federer’s final professional match caps many remarkable moments at the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, won by Team World for the first time.
Emotions were high at Roger Federer’s last tournament, where he contested Friday’s doubles alongside Rafael Nadal for the last time. Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe won the match, leveling the leaderboard 2-2 for the first time in Laver Cup history.
On a see-sawing weekend, Team World entered the final day trailing 8-4, and needing to win three matches. By contrast, Team Europe could close out victory with two wins.
In a tactical masterstroke, Team World Captain John McEnroe opted to play Félix Auger-Aliassime and Jack Sock in Sunday’s opening doubles, and sent the Canadian out against Novak Djokovic in the next match. Auger-Aliassime won both, lifting Team World within striking range of its first Laver Cup title.
Frances Tiafoe beat the former Roland Garros finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas 1-6 7-6(11) 10-8 after saving four match points to give the visitors an ecstatic victory.
Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev carry Team Europe to a fourth-straight Laver Cup title in Sunday’s opening doubles at Boston’s TD Garden.
Team Europe finished with a comprehensive 14-1 victory after winning the doubles on Day 3 of the competition 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-3. Rublev and Zverev’s fruitful partnership capped a dominant campaign for Captain Bjorn Borg’s 2021 line-up.
Undefeated at Prague, Chicago, Geneva and now Boston – Borg praised each team member, all six of whom had won at least one match for Team Europe.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lead the way as camaraderie helps Team Europe capture a third Laver Cup
It took a tiebreaker in the final match for Europe to lift the Laver Cup trophy for the third consecutive year in Geneva.
Boosted by the support of his teammates and a raucous atmosphere at the Palexpo, Alexander Zverev withstood the pressure to secure the decisive point for Team Europe.
His three-set victory over Milos Raonic raised Europe to a 13-11 victory, its third in succession following triumphant campaigns at Prague and Chicago.
Team Europe are Laver Cup champions once again after Alexander Zverev fights back to beat Kevin Anderson and clinch the winning points in Chicago.
Zverev came through 6-7(3) 7-5 10-7 to seal a 13-8 victory for Europe, sparking wild scenes as the men in blue raced to celebrate with their teammate on court.
Twelve months on from the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, Team Europe had successfully defended their crown led by returning players Zverev and Roger Federer with first-time representatives Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin and Kyle Edmund.
Team Europe wins inaugural Laver Cup after epic Roger Federer Victory.
Dramatic to the end, the inaugural Laver Cup came down to the last – and arguably best – of the competition’s dozen matches as Roger Federer fought back to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6 7-6(6) 11-9 and secure the first title for Team Europe.
The O2 Arena was a wall of noise as the most compelling singles showdown of the weekend delivered a high-wire act, Kyrgios coming within a point of edging Team World from 9-3 down at the start of the final day into the winner-takes-all doubles Decider.