Felix Auger-Aliassime won a singles match against Novak Djokovic to an earlier victory in doubles Sunday and allowed Team World to take a 10-8 advantage against Team Europe with two matches remaining in the Laver Cup.
Auger-Aliassime who is 22 years old from Canada and the 21-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic 6-3 7-6 (3) with the assistance of 13 aces, and a 39-11 lead in the total number of winners. The match was played over three days. final doubles event that Auger-Aliassime won. Jack Sock came back to beat Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini 2-6, 10-8, 6-3.
Murray who holds 3 Grand Slam titles, was taken to a gym trainer after injury to his right leg in the loss. “It was a bit weird in the first game (against Djokovic), but then after, I felt very good, very loose,” said Auger-Aliassime. Murray’s most successful run in major tournaments was the U.S. Open last year and he made it to the semifinals. “Getting that (doubles) win got me really confident going into the singles.”
Three points were awarded for victories each Sunday. Team World was the first team to win 13 times. This meant Frances Tiafoe, a 24-year-old from Maryland who made it to the U.S. Open semifinals this month, might be able to win the title in the finals of Team World by beating 2021 French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second-to-last game.
Team Europe arrived into their week in the O2 Arena having won all previous four editions of the Laver Cup, which was established by the management company of Roger Federer.
The match was an opportunity to celebrate the 41-year-old Swiss player’s career. His last match prior to retirement took place on Friday night. He as well as Rafael Nadal lost in doubles to Tiafoe and Sock.
Djokovic took home victories in Doubles and singles Saturday , his first match since winning the victory in Wimbledon during July. He was able to help Team Europe head into Sunday with an 8-4 advantage.