Frances Tiafoe sealed Workforce World’s first victory over Workforce Europe within the Laver Cup as he saved 4 match factors on the way in which to beating Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
The American, who beat Roger Federer within the Swiss nice’s final aggressive match on Friday, proved a fly in Europe’s ointment as soon as once more with a scintillating victory.
He was outplayed within the first set however roared again to win 1-6, 7-6(11), [10-8] to provide Workforce World an unassailable 13-8 lead.
Workforce World, who had misplaced the 4 earlier editions of the crew occasion, started the day trailing 8-4 however Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime surprised Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-6(3) having earlier partnered Jack Sock to a 2-6 6-3 10-8 victory in opposition to Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini.
Tsitsipas had the prospect to take the match to a deciding singles, however Tiafoe was impressed in entrance of a raucous O2 Area crowd who beloved his showman antics.
After profitable the match level he collapsed to the court docket and was buried below a pile of his crew mates and captain John McEnroe who then handled the group to some dance strikes.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Tiafoe, who reached the U.S. Open semi-final mentioned on court docket. “John McEnroe dropped a whole lot of F bombs saying we are able to’t lose once more. Felix beat Novak as we speak and all of us did it collectively, it wasn’t simply me.”
McEnroe was clearly overjoyed to lastly finish an extended wait to style victory and get one over previous rival Bjorn Borg who was captain of a Workforce Europe aspect who have been large favourites.
“Nobody beats Workforce World 5 occasions in a row,” the American mentioned. “Felix stepped up large time.
“Frances is prime time, we noticed that on the U.S. Open.
“That is an unimaginable crew occasion and I’m loving each second of it.”
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