This year’s Laver Cup edition ended early in the 3rd doubles game with three more singles to spare at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Team World’s North American pair of American Reilly Opelka & Canadian Denis Shapovalov fought back from the first set down 6-2 in a competitive rally against Team Europe 6-7 via tiebreaker 4-7, but lost its way at the next restart with no rebound 10-3 as their late bid to win the Laver Cup is all but over.
Team Europe pair of Russian Andrey Rublev & German Alexander Zverev, meanwhile, fired off well in the opening set & although they may have lost some ground after the break but came back refreshed in the 3rd set tiebreaker that was enough to retain the trophy for the fourth consecutive time.
Rublev who played the previous doubles game during the night session of Day 2 & then came back straightway to play doubles again at noon never let his guard down to help continue Team Europe’s unbeaten hoodoo, Team World might have a great ending during the exhibition doubles match that doesn’t count as championship points but needs a complete revamp if they want to end Europe’s dominance next year.
All in all it’s been great watching three days of fun and extremely competitive tennis by both teams.
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