Federer, Nadal Leads Team World To 9-3 Lead In Laver Cup
by Staff | September 24th, 2017, 1:13 am
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Legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal teamed up to lead Europe to 9-3 overall lead over the World on Saturday.

In the inaugural Laver Cup played in Prague, US Open champion Nadal edged Jack Sock in a match tiebreak 6-3, 3-6, [11-9].

Roger Federer then rolled past Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2.

In the evening, Nick Kyrgios got the World team two points t with a 4-6, 7-6, [10-6] victory.

Then, Federer and Nadal teamed for a win over Querrey and Sock 6-4, 1-6, [10-5].

“After being rivals for so many years, to be in the same part of the court fighting for a team is something special,” said Nadal

Added Federer, “We’re essentially singles players who play a bit of doubles and I don’t think that’s going to change.”

On Sunday, four more matches – one doubles then three singles – will be played with each match worth three points. And the first team to 13 points wins the event, so if Europe takes the first two matches (6 points), the competition is over.

Captains Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will submit their lineups in the morning.


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53 Comments for Federer, Nadal Leads Team World To 9-3 Lead In Laver Cup

madmax Says:

The Press Conference, just loved it. Well done Rafa and Roger. Great work.


Giles Says:

Didn’t they play well together! Well done chaps! 😀


Giles Says:

https://twitter.com/genny_ss/status/911875916753772545
Here’s the full match if anybody interested.


skeezer Says:

Rafa played ALOT better in doubles than I thought he could. Good hands at the net, and overall decent decision making on his shots. Well done.


Okiegal.... Says:

@Skeezer……What……..you are kidding surely???


lylenubbins Says:

Rafa is a great net player. He almost never misses a volley.


t4t Says:

As Fed had only played 2 matches and Nadal had already played 3, I thought Fed would play the doubles on Day 3. But I guess the cunning Federer wants to rest and let Nadal play more matches! In any case the choice of the doubles team for Day 3 was bad. I was certain they would lose. And they have.
Zverev won his singles so Europe – World now 12-6.


Daniel Says:

t4t,

Fed is schedule to play the last match against Kyrgios, third match if Nadal loses to Isner.

Nadal would play onto 1 more (doubles match).


Daniel Says:

Fed better go to heating up, Isner 2 points away from beating Nadal.


Daniel Says:

Not a good overall Laver Cup for Nadal, almost lost to Sock, lost today. Only positive was the Fedal doubles.

He was playing short, but also Isner as serving on fire didn’t giving Nadal any rhythm to build his game.

Could be an indication of his next tourneys, Asis swing and than indoors or he was just not pushing too hard?!


t4t Says:

I noticed Nadal was playing short. His forehand is still not reliable. I think he has some problem with his knee. He was kind of massaging it or something in the Fedal match. Unless he plays better in the Fall, I think the year end #1 is Fed’s.
It was a big mostake on Borg’s part not to play Fed and Cilic in the doubles. I hope Fed wins against Kyrgios.
Allez Fed!


t4t Says:

Fed lost the first set. If team Europe loses, it would all be Borg’s fault.


Van orten Says:

Surprise surprise nick with the trainer . What a joke this guy . Wow what a faker


lylenubbins Says:

Weird about Nadal playing short, that is usually a sign of nerves and I would think after his USO win he can hit out freely the rest of the year.


Willow Says:

Frankly i get sick to death of commies telling us, how talented NK is, how its great to have players with personalities, how great he is for the game etc,etc,etc, heard it a million times, granted it all might be true, but it would be a refreshing change to see him knuckle down and actually play tennis, and put all that talent to good use, live up to the hype for a change, and please remember people we are all entitled to an opinion ….


FedExpress Says:

Nadal is coacing Federer?!?! Lol. I luv it.


Willow Says:

Lylenubbins its not televised where i am, im just wondering how seriously hes actually taking this though, with it been an exho ….


jatin Says:

WHAT A MATCH !


jatin Says:

Kyrious in tears after losing such a close match


jatin Says:

Fed was so so clutch. Loved their reactions, emotions all around.
Wonderful wonderful tournament !


t4t Says:

Congrats to Europe and especially to Fed! Amazing performance from him.


t4t Says:

I thought the Laver Cup was very entertaining. Federer did a great job with the format and the presentation. And it was only fitting that he won the cup for the team in a thrilling final match! Good work Maestro!
Maybe Borg messed up the doubles on the last day just so that the event could be more exciting.


Humble Rafa Says:

We should play the Laver Cup every 2 months just for fun.

#more money


Okiegal.... Says:

I can’t believe I’m gonna say this but I really felt sorry for Nick, he took that loss very hard…..saw a sensitive side of him today…….very refreshing! He battled hard but Fed was too good. The way it all ended put Roger in the spotlight, as it should be since this event is his baby! I loved it! The guys all played hard to win which made the event much more than an exhibition.


Humble Rafa Says:

It’s all part of the bonus plan. If you cheer, you get $10,000 Euros. Being sensitive gets you 100,000 Euros.


skeezer Says:

Oh….hahaha you are so funny!
Not.


FedExpress Says:

“$10,000 Euros” ?!?!?! Which currency is that, HR?


squirrel Says:

Owh t4t, you’re so sweet.

I loved Fedal match so much and especially Fedal interactions. When Fed won, how sweet was it that Rafa was the first one to go hug him (and even jumped to his arms!).

All in all, great tourney, so entertaining, and as Rafa said, can’t wait for next year!! :)


Giles Says:

Berdych let the team down big time. Thank goodness it didn’t matter in the end.
@Oki. Why feel sorry for Nick, I wasn’t. Can you imagine if he was the hero of the tournament? Doesn’t bear thinking about. 😎


FedExpress Says:

“If you cheer, you get $10,000 Euros.”

Which currency is $10,000 Euros, HR?


Humble Rafa Says:

Definitely Euros. Have you seen the dollar lately?


t4t Says:

Agree with Giles @ 5:05 am. Kyrgios would have been unbearable.


AndyMira Says:

@Squirrel!….YEEAAHHH!!….This is the most sweetest moment between Rog & Rafa i’ve ever seen!!….We rarely seen Rafa behaved like this..last time,when he won Olympic medal with Marc Lopez..so,seen him celebrated ‘out of his mind’ with Roger like this…Oh God!!….AWESOME!!!..Wooohooo!!


Willow Says:

This event wasnt televised where i am unfortunatly, but ive seen plenty of links on FB from Rafas website, i also just now had a request from somebody wanting to get connected on messenger, guess who ?, i kid you not, thats if Rafas not been hacked, as it wouldnt be the first time hmm ….


Okiegal.... Says:

@Giles…..Well Nick had a moment and so did I! Thanks for slapping me back to reality!! Lol 😜😜😜


Giles Says:

Oki. Hahaha. 😀


Okiegal Says:

^^^^ 🙄🙄🙄 I lost my head for a sec…… but boom baby it’s back!!! VAMOS!!!!


Humble Rafa Says:

It was good hugging HIM. I have to say. Now, back to Xisca.


J-Kath Says:

My first reaction to the pictures of Rafa leaping into Roger’s arms was COR BLIMEY….enthusiasm is applauded …but if I had intermittent back problems I’d be grimacing. However, I believe there is a goodly handful of female Rafa fans who would willingly welcome the odd broken rib or two to have been the recipient. W.O.A-M!!!


RZ Says:

Here’s a fun write-up of Federer and Nadal, which includes my favorite pic of Rafa ever! http://mashable.com/2017/09/25/fedal-rivalry-turned-friendship-laver-cup/#Z9aB5OVdFOqo


AndyMira Says:

@JK!…Ohohohohohohohoho!!…U understood our feelings perfectly!!…But..not sure about Okie tho…Rafa maybe got kicked on his a@# with Okie’s heels and a smack or two with her handbag on his head…’U git now Rafa,u git!…u think i’m still 17 hah??..U creezzy creezzy boy!!…Hehehehehe…


AndyMira Says:

@RZ!!…Awwww!…It’s so cute!!…Thank u very much for the link!!


Okiegal Says:

Oh Mira,.,..you the crezzy crezzy girl!!

@JK….I’ve got a good strong back…….they probably wouldn’t hurt me but I might could cause severe damage to them..,,.but if they’re game so am I! Lol


AndyMira Says:

@Okie!!….I knew it!!…I knew it!!..You’re not going to admit defeat to us!!…Hohohohohohho!!….Bring it on Mama Bear!!…Wooohoooo!!…Grrrrr!!


Okiegal Says:

@Mira……..I gotta charge my phone….. don’t have time to mess with you!! Lol


AndyMira Says:

@Miss Okie!!…hahahahahahaha…Yeah,yeah!!…Excuse!excuse!!…oh!poor phone!!…hehehehe…


gonzalowski Says:

According to the New York Times, the amount is 250,000 euros to each winner. Some players who won the Laver Cup as Thiem, only participated in a match and pocketed the 250,000 euros we have spoken.


gonzalowski Says:

(Laver cup)


Willow Says:

Thanks for the link RZ its awesome to see those sights ….


Humble Rafa Says:

According to the New York Times, the amount is 250,000 euros to each winner.

I can tell you that I made more than that. Not sure what Timmy Boy got, may be threw in a McDonald’s breakfast with his 250,000 to sweeten the pot.


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