Team World Ready To Take Laver Cup, Needs One Win Sunday
After a Friday sweep, Team World won three of four matches on Saturday to move to the brink of a second Laver Cup title.
World leads Team Europe 10-2 needing just one win Sunday.
World won the next two.
“It’s amazing, when you play with a guy who serves and returns like Felix, is as athletic as him, and goes back for the overhead as strong as him, it’s a fun time,” said Shelton to the Laver Cup website. “We call him Laver Cup Felix because he turns into something special this week, just glad I got to share the court with him at least once.”
“The best comes out of me when I’m playing not only for myself but for teammates,” said Auger-Aliassime. “Ben carried me through the end of that match, it was tough for me to get it done.”
Shelton and Tiafoe can clinch the tie Sunday at noon with a doubles win.
“We’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing. The job’s not done but we’re pretty close,” coach John McEnroe said.
LAVER CUP SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Rogers Arena Starts At 12:00 PM
Hubert Hurkacz/Andrey Rublev vs Ben Shelton/Frances Tiafoe
Casper Ruud vs Taylor Fritz
Andrey Rublev vs Frances Tiafoe
Hubert Hurkacz vs Felix Auger-Aliassime
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