After a successful first day, the European team widened the gap on the World team with the victory in two sets of Stefanos Tsitsipas against Nick Kyrgios at the opening of the second day of the Laver Cup.
The European team keeps control of the singles in the Laver Cup 2021. After the success of Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev this Friday, Stefanos Tsitsipas confirmed the trend in his duel with Nick Kyrgios. Fan of the Boston Celtics, the Australian was not in luck on the floor of the TD Garden because the Greek was quick to gain the upper hand in the fourth game. A break which could have been followed by a second in the process but the Australian resisted and dismissed the two opportunities that Stefanos Tsitsipas was able to obtain. On a shutout, the world number 3 ended the first set. The native of Athens had the opportunity to take the lead from the start of the second round but Nick Kyrgios managed to hold his throw-in but it was only a postponement. In the fifth game, Stefanos Tsitsipas got his way. Back to the wall, the Australian raised his voice and put his opponent under pressure but failed to convert any of his five break balls. When serving for the match, the Greek shivered, including a double fault and a new ball that would have allowed Nick Kyrgios to return to this match. Regaining his calm, Stefanos Tsitsipas ended the match at his first opportunity (6-3, 6-4 in 1h27 ‘), bringing two more points to the European team.
LAVER CUP 2021
September 24 to 26 at TD Garden in Boston (program in French time)
EUROPE – WORLD: 5-1
Saturday September 25
From 7:00 p.m.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) asked Nick Kyrgios (AUS): 6-3, 6-4
Alexander Zverev (ALL) – John Isner (USA)
Daniil Medvedev (RUS) – Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
Andrey Rublev / Stefanos Tsitsipas (RUS / GRE) – John Isner / Nick Kyrgios (USA / AUS)
>>> Each victory won on Friday is worth 1 point, on Saturday 2 points and on Sunday 3 points. The first team with 13 points wins the Laver Cup.