BOSTON — Even with out Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic on the roster, Workforce Europe clinched its fourth consecutive Laver Cup victory by going up 14-1 towards Workforce World on Sunday.
Tokyo Olympics singles gold medalist Alexander Zverev of Germany and Andrey Rublev of Russia gave Workforce Europe an insurmountable lead by beating Reilly Opelka of the U.S. and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-3 in a match tiebreaker in doubles to open Sunday’s play.
There have been nonetheless three singles matches remaining, however Workforce Europe already had eclipsed the 13 factors wanted to win the Laver Cup. Match victories have been value one level on Friday, two factors on Saturday and three factors on Sunday.
Workforce Europe received eight of the primary 9 matches within the three-day exhibition occasion, which was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Workforce Europe received the primary three Laver Cups, too, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, every time with Federer and both Nadal or Djokovic taking part.
Zverev and Rublev have been joined on Workforce Europe this time by US Open champion Daniil Medvedev of Russia, French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini of Italy and Casper Ruud of Norway. All six are ranked within the prime 10.
Workforce World included Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, John Isner of the U.S. and Nick Kyrgios of Australia. Aliassime, at No. 11, is the highest-ranked member of the roster.