Laver Cup: Europe one win away from victory after constructing 11-1 lead

Workforce Europe’s Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic within the US Open remaining

Workforce Europe closed in on victory within the Laver Cup after constructing a commanding 11-1 lead over Workforce World in Boston.

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and US Open champion Daniil Medvedev received their singles matches to increase Workforce Europe’s lead from 3-1 to 9-1.

Andrey Rublev and Tsitsipas then claimed victory of their doubles match as Workforce World didn’t register a win on the second day.

Workforce Europe want one win on Sunday to retain the Laver Cup.

The competition is the fourth version of the occasion, which sees six males’s gamers from Workforce Europe and Workforce World play a collection of singles and doubles matches.

The three-day occasion sees one level awarded for a victory on day one, two for wins on day two and three on the ultimate day.

Greece’s Tsitsipas beat Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3 6-4 at the beginning of day two earlier than Germany’s Zverev overcame American John Isner 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (6-8) 10-5 following a third-set tie-break.

Russian Medvedev comfortably beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4 6-0 whereas Rublev and Tsitsipas additionally wanted a match tie-break to beat Isner and Kyrgios 6-7 (8-10) 6-3 10-4.

“I performed unbelievably, particularly the second set,” stated Medvedev.

“I did not know what to anticipate as a result of after the US Open, I did not play for per week and a half. [I] got here right here, practised as a lot as I might the previous three days, so I did not hit many balls, however was surprisingly feeling effectively.”

Europe, captained by Bjorn Borg, have received all three earlier editions of the competitors, whereas Workforce World are led by John McEnroe.

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