Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have helped Europe to consolidate its lead to now lead 7 points to 3 against the rest of the world, on the second day of the Laver Cup tennis in Geneva, each winning their single.
The Spaniard, world number two, outperformed Canadian Milos Raonic (24th), in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) on Saturday night.
"I am very happy to contribute to Team Europe, we have a great team spirit, which has allowed us to win the two previous editions of the Laver Cup," said Nadal at the end of the season. match.
"We still have work, so we have to stay together and help each other," he added. The Majorcan must still chained on a doubles match with Stefanos Tsitsipas to face Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock at the end of the evening.
A little earlier, Federer (3rd) will have needed three sets, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 10-7, to get rid of the Australian Nick Kyrgios, in front of a crowd completely acquired in its cause.
Previously, the American John Isner had allowed the rest of the world to temporarily equalize by beating Zverev 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 10-1.
The Europeans, coached by former 1970s glory Björn Borg, are title holders and remain the big favorites of the 2019 edition. Especially since the Rest of the World team does not line any player ranked above from 20th place worldwide.
This is the third edition of the Laver Cup. Europe had won the first two editions, the last in 2018 in Chicago (USA) 13-8.
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