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2019 LAVER CUP • Team Europe Wins As Zverev Clinches Decider Again

Team Europe haswon the Laver Cup in Geneva, hoisting the trophy for the third consecutive year in the stunning teams competition.
Alexander Zverev won the deciding point 6-4 3-6 10-4 in a thrilling final match against Team World’s Milos Raonic, with his teammates cheering and coaching him from the sidelines, in what has become a hallmark of the event.
Europe, led by Captain Bjorn Borg, has now won all three editions of the Laver Cup.
The dramatic final day of competition saw Jack Sock and John Isner defeat Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas in doubles, before Taylor Fritz defeated Dominic Thiem to give World an 11-7 lead.
Federer brought Europe back into contention with a straight-sets win over Isner, setting up a winner-take-all showdown between Zverev and Raonic. 
During the trophy presentation it was revealed Boston will host the fourth edition of the Laver Cup from September 25-27, 2020.
Team Europe defeats Team World 13-11
Day 3 results: three points per match
9 John Isner / Jack Sock d Roger Federer / Stefanos Tsitsipas 5-7 6-4 10-8 3
10 Taylor Fritz d Dominic Thiem 7-5 6-7(3) 10-5 3 
11 Roger Federer d John Isner 6-4 7-6(3) 3 
12 Alexander Zverev d Milos Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4 3
Day 2 results: two points per match
5 John Isner d Alexander Zverev 6-7(2) 6-4 10-1 2
6 Roger Federer d Nick Kyrgios 6-7(5) 7-5 10-7 2
7 Rafael Nadal d Milos Raonic 6-3 7-6(1) 2
8 Nick Kyrgios / Jack Sock d Rafael Nadal / Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 3-6 10-6 2
Day 1 results: one point per match
1 Dominic Thiem d Denis Shapovalov 6-4 5-7 13-11 1
2 Jack Sock d Fabio Fognini6-1 7-6(3) 1
3 Stefanos Tsitsipas d Taylor Fritz 6-2 1-6 10-7 1
4 Roger Federer / Alexander Zverev d Denis Shapovalov / Jack Sock 6-3 7-5 1 
· 19 hours and 30 minutes of tennis was played during the third edition of the Laver Cup
· The fastest serve was hit by Team World’s Taylor Fritz during his match against Dominic Thiem, registering a serve-speed of 234 km/h
· Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock remain undefeated in doubles
Palexpo build
· 1000 tons of material and 400,000 individual parts were used to build the arena and the surrounding area at Palexpo
· A workforce of 50 people took 7,000 hours over two weeks to build the arena, Fan Zone and back of house areas
· The Laver Cup footprint at Palexpo was 99,800 square meters,including the 17,209 seat arena, Fan Zone, hospitality areas, broadcast and back-of-house
· 35,000 m2 of carpet was laid across the venue
· 1 km of curtains were draped throughout Palexpo
· 2 km of movable walls created hospitality spaces, media and broadcast studios and workrooms and offices
· 5 km aluminum was used to construct the ceiling throughout Palexpo
· Fans from 82 countries attended the Laver Cup, with 54% from Switzerland80% from within Europe and 20% from the rest of the world
· 126 print and radio media and 42 photographers from 23 countries reported on the Laver Cup onsite at Palexpo
· Laver Cup was broadcast to more than 210 territories
· More than 7000 hours broadcast on TV (90% LIVE) and 9000 hours online
· 80 personnel from six broadcasters including TV24, Leman Bleu, Eurosport, TVA, France TV and RTS were on site to cover the Laver Cup
Host broadcast
· Tennis Australia produced the Laver Cup Host Broadcast for a third consecutive year
· Twelve live matches were captured by more than 50 cameras, including 23 robotic camerasspidercam, two net cams, rail cam and six RF cameras
· 144 crew and TV talent from around the world helped produce the broadcast
· 23.4 km of cable was laid and 165 monitors were used throughout the venue
Laver Cup social media – September 16-22
· A total of 496,396 people follow Laver Cup on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
· Instagram is Laver Cup’s most popular social media channel with 269,020 followers, up 69,003
· Top post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook was ‘No more negatives’ featuring Fabio Fognini and Roger Federer
Fan Zone 
The biggest ever Fan Zone seen in Geneva included:
· A purpose built Laver Cup black practice court within a stunning glass enclosure
· Giant LED screen broadcasting all the action live, and a mini grandstand and deck chairs for fans
· International Tennis Hall of Fame interactive gallery featuring the history of the game and celebrated tennis legends
· Laver Cup trophy on display for fan photos
· Swiss Tennis activation to test tennis skills and measure service speed
· Seven Laver Cup merchandise outlets, including a Laver Cup Super Store featuring Team Europe and Team World apparel
· Tennis activities powered by Mercedes Benz, Sunrise, Credit Suisse and Wilson
· Info-Point Geneva Tourisme display
· Live Virgin Radio Switzerland broadcast
Open Practice
· More than 5,000 local kids and families watched Open Practice sessions featuring Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
· A fleet of more than 40 all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC’s drove players, guests, VIPs and staff during the week
· 75kg worth of Barilla pasta equating to 1500 portions were cooked for hospitality guests
· 20kg worth of Barilla pasta equating to 200 portions were cooked for Team Europe and 16kg equating for 160 portions were cooked for Team World
· 120,000 appetizers were served in hospitality areas
· 1324 bottles of Moet & Chandon were served at Palexpo
· 13,258 cups of coffee were made using Jura machines
· Most popular drink was beer
· Most popular food were hot dogs followed by raclette
· Signature chef’s including Michel RothFranck MeyerLudovic Roy and Vincenzo de Rosa provided specialty dishes at the Rocket Club.
The Laver Cup is a joint initiative between TEAM8Tennis Australia, the USTA and Jorge Paulo Lemann and is part of the ATP Tour calendar. The Laver Cup is supported by Founding Partner Rolex and Global Sponsors Credit Suisse and Mercedes-Benz.
Editor’s Note • it’s Going to be hard to top this. The arena was brilliantly set up and organized. Tony and team8 and the ATP and the presenting sponsors made a magical setting. It was great electric. Sven and I had the best time. The best. The matches were amazing. We wish ROD would sit with the teams as he feels like strolling from the stands. A small GOLD padded thrown would be nice for him. And we wish the fans at the arena could hear all the changeover banter that the fans on television could. It was truly fascinating to hear Roger and Rafa as coaches. Bravos all around. An experience of a lifetime. Never to be forgotten. (LJ) 
American tennis tournaments don’t understand hospitality industry at any level. They think they do… 

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