Tiafoe seals first Laver Cup title for Team World | Tennis News – Times of India


LONDON: Frances Tiafoe sealed Workforce World‘s first victory over Workforce Europe within the Laver Cup as he saved 4 match factors on the way in which to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
The American, who beat Roger Federer within the Swiss nice’s final aggressive match on Friday, proved a fly in Europe’s ointment as soon as once more with a scintillating victory.
He was outplayed within the first set however roared again to win 1-6, 7-6(11), 10-8 to present Workforce World an unassailable 13-8 lead.
Workforce World, who had misplaced the 4 earlier editions of the group occasion, started the day trailing 8-4 however Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime shocked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6(3) having earlier partnered Jack Sock to a 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory towards Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini.
Tsitsipas had the prospect to take the match to a deciding singles, however Tiafoe was impressed in entrance of a raucous O2 Enviornment crowd who liked his showman antics.
After profitable the match level he collapsed to the courtroom and was buried underneath a pile of his group mates and captain John McEnroe who then handled the group to some dance strikes.
“It is an unbelievable feeling,” Tiafoe, who reached the US Open semi-final stated on courtroom. “John McEnroe dropped quite a lot of F bombs saying we won’t lose once more. Felix beat Novak right this moment and all of us did it collectively, it wasn’t simply me.”
McEnroe was clearly overjoyed to lastly finish a protracted wait to style victory and get one over outdated rival Bjorn Borg who was captain of a Workforce Europe aspect who had been massive favourites.
“Nobody beats Workforce World 5 occasions in a row,” the American stated. “Felix stepped up massive time.
“Frances is prime time, we noticed that on the US Open.
“That is an unimaginable group occasion and I am loving each second of it.”


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