10-2. Tiafoe and Fritz proved the dominance of the World Team in Europe in Laver


10-2.  Tiafoe and Fritz proved the dominance of the World Team in Europe in Laver

The group of worldencouraged by the Americans Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoethis Saturday proved the superiority seen on Friday and took advantage 10-2 against the team Europeafter the second day of Laver Cup which will be held this year in Vancouver (Canada).

After winning all four games on opening day, Fritz defeated the Russian Andrey Rublev and Tiafoe He surpassed the Polish Hubert Hurkacz with authority, while the Norwegian Casper Ruud He added what was to date his only European victory by defeating American Tommy Paul. In doubles, the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime and the American Ben Shelton They defeated Frenchman Gael Monfils and Hurkacz 7-5 and 6-4.

In the first game of the day, Fritz He dominated Rublev and defeated him 6-2 and 7-6(3) in one hour and 31 minutes, showing a stellar level of tennis. The American took the first set with ease and came back from 1-4 in the second set to force a tiebreaker in which he bordered on perfection and, with spectacular backhands, earned two points to increase the team margin in a short 6-0 of the world.

is Ruud managed to break that dominance against Tommy Paul, winning 7-6(8) and 6-2 in one hour and 32 minutes. The Norwegian has the merit of canceling a set point in favor of Paul with 6-5 in the first set that could radically change the history of this Laver Cup. Ruud, number nine in the world, now has four consecutive wins against Paul, number 13 in the ranking.

Saturday’s program ended in the evening session with a solid victory by Tiafoe over Rublev 7-5 and 6-3 in just one hour and fourteen minutes. Tiafoe overturned a set point in the first set and took it 7-5, which was a psychological blow for Hurkacz. The Pole surrendered his serve in the first game of the second set and Tiafoe pulled his serve to consolidate the lead. A fresh break in the ninth game gave his side another victory, who are five points away from victory and will need two wins this Sunday.

Source: La Verdad


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