Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov defeated Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday at the Laver Cup in Geneva on Saturday. The American player was asked if Tsitsipas played a key role in the Team Europe match loss. "No, I mean, it's not his fault.
I don't think -- in doubles, it's both guys. You win as a team; you lose as a team. I would appreciate maybe we played all right. We played pretty well to win the match, as well. It wasn't just Tsitsipas' fault he lost both matches.
I mean, he's a hell of a player, obviously. He's, what, 7 in the world? I think he's a pretty good tennis player. If you give him Roger and Rafa as a partner, probably going to win nine times -- I mean, they're going to win a lot of the time.
We came up with some great tennis", said Sock. On Nick Kyrgios dealing with shoulder issues which did not allow him to play on Sunday, the Team World Vice-Captain Patrick McEnroe said: "We didn't really know it was going to flare up the way it did.
I think it's a great question. I think in retrospect, if we had known that if he played for four-and-a-half tough sets that it would flare up the way it did, we probably would have played him in doubles the first night and have him play just one match per day.
But there was no sign that that was going to be an issue. He just told us, you know, he'd been feeling it a little bit even in his practice week. But it wasn't totally clear to us coming in that he thought it would be an issue.
Nor did we. But I think it's a good question. If we had known it -- you know, probably similar with Rafa. Rafa obviously said his wrist had been bothering him a little bit coming in. Maybe in retrospect he shouldn't have played back-to-back matches."