As in the previous two years, the Laver Cup in Geneva produced thrilling three days of action, with some of the best players in the world fighting for the title. For the third straight year, Team Europe managed to prevail against Team World in the deciding match on Sunday, keeping the trophy in their cabinet and making a proper celebration out of it.
After the opening two encounters of the final day, Team World had the edge over their rivals and it was Roger Federer who had to defeat John Isner to keep Team Europe in contention, prevailing in two close sets to reduce the deficit and switch the attention on Alexander Zverev who battled against Milos Raonic in the winner-take-all encounter.
Of course, it had to go down to the wire and the German prevailed in the match tie break to secure the title for Team Europe for the second year in a row, wrapping up an incredible competition that highlighted tennis news during the weekend.
The fourth edition of the Laver Cup will take place in Boston between September 25-27, 2020, and it is confirmed that Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will serve as team captains again, ensuring another chapter of their rivalry that was one of the greatest in the world of tennis 40 years ago.
"I just love this event and all that it represents, it's the best week of the year," said Borg. "It's been an absolute privilege to captain Team Europe with such dedicated champions in my fold. This weekend we are all doing everything we can to ensure that we keep the trophy in Europe."
"The Laver Cup is a highlight of my year," said McEnroe. "It encapsulates everything that is great about tennis: the best players, striving to win for their team in a format that has fans jumping out of their seats.
We've always been the underdogs, but we have come close to upsetting the blue team and are giving everything we've got to take the prize this year."