Felix Auger-Aliassime defeats Novak Djokovic; Team World leads Laver Cup

Felix Auger-Aliassime added a singles victory over Novak Djokovic to an earlier win in doubles Sunday, permitting Crew World to take a 10-8 lead over Crew Europe with two matches remaining within the Laver Cup.

Auger-Aliassime, a 22-year-old from Canada, beat 21-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic 6-3, 7-6 (3) with the assistance of 13 aces and a 39-11 benefit in complete winners. That adopted the three-day occasion’s final doubles contest, by which Auger-Aliassime and Jack Sock got here again to beat Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini 2-6, 6-3, 10-8.

Murray, who owns three Grand Slam titles, was handled by a coach after chopping his proper leg in the course of the loss. “It was a bit bizarre within the first recreation (towards Djokovic), however then after, I felt excellent, very free,” mentioned Auger-Aliassime, whose greatest run at a serious match got here on the U.S. Open final yr, when he reached the semifinals. “Getting that (doubles) win acquired me actually assured going into the singles.”

Victories have been price three factors apiece Sunday; the primary crew to 13 wins. That meant Frances Tiafoe, a 24-year-old from Maryland who reached the U.S. Open semifinals this month, might clinch it for Crew World by beating 2021 French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas within the next-to-last match.

Crew Europe got here into the week on the O2 Enviornment having gained all 4 earlier editions of the Laver Cup, which was based by Roger Federer’s administration firm.

This one served as a celebration of the 41-year-old Swiss star’s profession. His remaining match earlier than retirement got here Friday night time, when he and Rafael Nadal misplaced in doubles to Tiafoe and Sock.

Djokovic gained matches in each singles and doubles on Saturday in his first motion since claiming the title at Wimbledon in July. He helped Crew Europe head into Sunday with an 8-4 lead.


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