Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

Team Europe took a commanding 3-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup on Friday, despite seeing their high-profile doubles pairing of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic suffer the defending champions' only defeat of the first day in Chicago on Friday.

Federer said if he does opt to play the clay-court season it will require a significant tweak of his training regime. "Usually we're always against each other and now, these guys are actually cheering for me".

Team Europe had taken control of the match 7-1 after singles wins for Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer.

Mark Petchey said Federer's advice was "great coaching" with the analyst adding that the 37-year-old is "so in-tune with the sport".

"Aside from this, Davis Cup is the only team competition that really counts, historically, so it's great to see a concept like this, and this format working well".

"It's not easy playing one of the best players of all time, but what an fantastic atmosphere", said Anderson afterwards.

The second edition of the Laver Cup is going down in Chicago this weekend.

Both singles and doubles are best-of-three sets with ad scoring.

Edmund then raced to a 7-2 lead in the 10-point tiebreaker that is used in the Laver Cup when the first two sets are split.

And let's be honest: as fun as this competition is, it won't be more than a glorified exhibition until its insane point system is revamped (currently the matches on the second day are inexplicably worth twice as much as on Friday and Sunday's finales are worth three times as much as Friday's). "This is not an exhibition at all; at all". "Saved match points. So I'm really happy to give one point to Team Europe".

Today's matches were worth two points each. At least four of the six players must play doubles. Match-ups will be determined one after the end of each day's play through the exchange of lineup cards by the captains.

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