With the absence of legends such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal from this year’s Laver Cup, everyone expected Team World to have a good chance of upsetting Team Europe and winning their first trophy in four years.
The fact that the fourth edition was held in the TD Garden in Boston also caused many to pick Team World as the favourite to win. However, McEnroe’s team did not fare well, winning only one match in three days and eventually losing to Bjorn Borg’s side.
Europe only favourite one doubles match on Sunday to secure their three points and earn their fourth consecutive victory. Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov gave the doubles team of Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev a time throughout the match.
Despite the fact that Team World lost the first set, they did not lose their serve in the second, forcing a tie-breaker. Team World received a lot of help from the Boston audience in the breaking, which helped Opelka and Shapovalov win the second set.
Roger Federer’s presence is appreciated by McEnroe
The game went to a final ten-point tie-breaker, which Team Europe won. Throughout the tournament, Team Europe was able to play the big points exceptionally effectively, and as a result, they were crowned the legitimate Laver Cup champions.
Team World captain John McEnroe spoke on the team spirit displayed by his team during the post-match presentation and commended Team Europe on yet another dominant performance.
Roger Federer, the iconic American player, was also praised by the renowned American player for attending the event and making his presence felt during the three days.
“First of all, the fact that Roger Federer came. Absolutely amazing. Unbelievable. I don’t know where he is. there he is. Roger, total class act”, said McEnroe.
Despite putting in a strong effort in doubles matches, Team World players were unable to maintain their dominance in singles matches, which resulted in their elimination this year. Following this loss, John McEnroe and his squad will be looking to win the title in London next year.