LAVER CUP TENNIS RESULTS • EUROPE WINS INAUGURAL CUP 15-9 • WITH ROGER FEDERER BEING THE M.V.P. • EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

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LAVER CUP TENNIS RESULTS • EUROPE WINS INAUGURAL CUP 15-9 • WITH ROGER FEDERER BEING THE M.V.P. • EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS

epa06224917 Members of the Team Europe hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the Laver Cup tennis tournament in Prague, Czech Republic, 24 September 2017. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK  |
Members of the Team Europe hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the Laver Cup tennis tournament in Prague, Czech Republic, 24 September 2017. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

 

 

Europe wins inaugural Laver Cup 15-9

 

Dramatic to the end, the inaugural Laver Cup came down to the last – and arguably best – of the competition’s dozen matches as Roger Federer fought back to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6 7-6(6) [11-9] and secure the first title for Team Europe.

 

The O₂ arena was a wall of noise as the most compelling singles showdown of the weekend delivered a high-wire act of a match, Kyrgios coming within a point of dragging Team World from 9-3 down at the start of the final day into the winner-takes-all doubles decider.

 

In the end, however, Federer sealed the title in a match tiebreak – the sixth of the weekend, and 18th tiebreak in all – recovering from 8-5 down and saving a match point at 9-8 to secure Team Europe’s triumph.

 

“I was ready to go – I had to be,” said Federer, who ended up contributing three victories and six points to the hosts’ 15-9 victory.

 

“That’s what a team member does. The boys played fantastic all weekend, but we knew it could change very quickly on Sunday. The Team World boys have been great, in the doubles especially, and we knew it was going to be tough. I was looking at getting ready for a doubles at the very end. I’m very pleased and relieved that we did win the singles and got it done.”

 

“I’m most proud of these guys – they fought with their heart and soul and put everything into this,” John McEnroe said in tribute to his underdog squad during the trophy ceremony. “And we were so, so close to pulling this off.”

 

Total tournament attendance – 83,273

 

Chicago announced as host city for Laver Cup in 2018. Read more HERE.

 

Watch all the latest video content HERE.

 

#LaverCup trends worldwide on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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