Berrettini, Rublev Headline Day 1 Of Laver Cup
by Staff | September 23rd, 2021, 6:39 pm
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The fourth Laver Cup gets underway Friday in Boston. After a year-off due to COVID, the event returns with Team World looking for their first win after losses to Team Europe in 2017-2019.

On opening day on the hard courts, clay specialist Casper Ruud will meet Reilly Opelka and then Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini battles US Open semifinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime.

In the evening, Andrey Rublev will challenge the World’s Diego Schwartzman followed by doubles.

Matches are ad-scoring with a 10-point match tiebreaker for the third set.

Points for each win increase by day, with 1 per win on Friday, 2 on Saturday and 3 for a Sunday win. The first team to reach 13 wins.

There are 12 total matches with 3 singles and 1 doubles each day.

FRIDAY LAVER CUP SCHEDULE
12:45 pm
Casper Ruud (Team Europe) vs Reilly Opelka (Team World)
Matteo Berrettini (Team Europe) vs Felix Auger-Aliassime (Team World)

Not Before 7:00 pm
Andrey Rublev (Team Europe) vs Diego Schwartzman (Team World)
Matteo Berrettini/Alexander Zverev (Team Europe) vs John Isner/Denis Shapovalov (Team World)

TEAM EUROPE
Daniil Medvedev
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Alexander Zverev
Andrey Rublev
Matteo Berrettini
Casper Ruud
Captain: Bjorn Borg

TEAM WORLD
Diego Schwartzman
Denis Shapovalov
Felix Auger-Aliassime
Reilly Opelka
John Isner
Nick Kyrgios
Captain: John McEnroe


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