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Laver Cup: Europe is subject to the world selection for the first time when Roger Federer says goodbye


An 8:4 lead was not enough: three defeats on the final day ensured that Team Europe, led by the outgoing Roger Federer, lost the Laver Cup for the first time. Frances Tiafoe scored decisively for the world selection.

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American Frances Tiafoe won the decisive game

Photo: John Walton / dpa

The world selection of tennis professionals has won the Laver Cup for the first time.

The American Frances Tiafoe prevailed against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the tie-break match in London on Sunday with 1: 6, 7: 6 (13:11), 10: 8 and thus provided the decisive points to 13: 8 for the team by Team Principal John McEnroe.

Tsitsipas missed four match points in the second set.

The previous four editions of the team competition had each been decided by the European selection.

The Europeans started the final day with an 8:4 lead, but were unable to win a game on Sunday.

Among other things, Serbian Novak Djokovic surprisingly lost 3: 6, 6: 7 (3: 7) to Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada.

On the final day of the team competition, three points were awarded for each win.

This year's edition was all about the farewell to Roger Federer, who ended his career on Friday.


Source: spiegel

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