Team Europe Wins The Laver Cup
September 28, 2021
Rebecca Rodriguez

After not being held last year due to scheduling issues, the tennis team tournament returned for a fourth edition in Boston on September 24. The Laver, Cup, or the ‘Ryder Cup of tennis’ if you will, is a hard court men’s team tennis tournament between Team Europe and Team World and lasts three days. The competition pits six top European players against six of their counterparts from the rest of the world. Each team is led by a team captain, who is a former tennis legend. Björn Borg and John McEnroe returned as captains for team Europe and World, respectively, for a fourth consecutive year. This year, team Europe was composed of Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, and Casper Ruud. Playing against them were Félix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman, Reilly Opelka, John Isner, and Nick Kyrgios for team World.

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Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev clinched the Laver Cup for Team Europe with a 6-2 6-7(4) 10-3 win over Team World’s Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov on Sunday in Boston. This win means Team Europe has now won all of the four editions of the laver Cup. “At the end of the day, the score says that it was 14-1, but it could have gone both ways a lot of the time,” Zverev said in an on-court interview. “We (did) a lot of hard work for this victory throughout the whole week… The group of this team has been amazing. I think a lot of us came a lot closer together and to be honest, I can’t wait for London next year.”

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