Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev gave Europe the first three points against the rest of the world, which then reduced the gap thanks to the double, on the first day of the Laver Cup. The start of the European Championships was almost perfect. , under the eyes of Roger Federer, fresh from a third knee surgery and whose season is over, but who wanted to be present in the stands, for the 4th edition of this tournament of which he is one of the promoters.
Sitting next to the one who lent his name to the event, the legendary Rod Laver - the last to win a Grand Slam (1969), as Novak Djokovic, absent in Massachusetts, was unable to do the same in the final of the last US Open - the Swiss saw his partners from the Old Continent shine. Berrettini (n.7 in the world ranking) won a hard-fought match - 6-7 (3/7) 7-5, 10-8 in two hours and 51 minutes - against Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime (n.11) . Following Rublev (# 5) got the better of the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (# 15) with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 11-9. Then Casper Ruud (# 10) beat American Reilly Opelka (# 19) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4). In the night session,the American-Canadian couple John Isner / Denis Shapovalov defeated the one made up of the German Alexander Zverev and Berrettini, winning 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 10-1. Four more games are scheduled for today, each win will be worth two points.