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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