Laver Cup: Workforce Europe dominate to win trophy for fourth consecutive time

This was the fourth version of the Laver Cup

Europe gained the Laver Cup for the fourth consecutive time as Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev beat Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov within the doubles to finish a dominant 14-1 victory.

Workforce Europe went into Sunday needing yet one more victory after successful all 4 matches on Saturday in opposition to Workforce World.

It got here as Germany’s Olympic champion Zverev and Russia’s Rublev beat Opelka and Shapovalov 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 10-3.

Europe additionally gained the 2019 (Geneva), 2018 (Chicago) and 2017 (Prague) editions.

The Laver Cup sees six of the very best European gamers tackle six from the remainder of the world over three days, with three singles and a doubles match per day.

Every match win is price one level on Friday, two factors on Saturday, and three factors on Sunday, with the primary crew to earn 13 factors successful the trophy.

Europe had been at all times massive favourites to retain their trophy, coming into the match with six of the world’s high 10 in Daniil Medvedev (2), Stefanos Tsitsipas (3), Zverev (4), Rublev (5), Matteo Berretini (7) and Casper Ruud (10). Workforce World’s highest-ranked participant was Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime at quantity 11.

“On the finish of the day, the rating says that it was 14-1, nevertheless it might have gone each methods numerous the time,” Zverev stated in an on-court interview.

“We [did] numerous laborious work for this victory all through the entire week … The group of this crew has been completely superb. I feel numerous us got here rather a lot nearer collectively and to be trustworthy I am unable to await London subsequent 12 months.”

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