Before the 2019 Laver Cup started, Nick Kyrgios recalled the first two years of the event in Prague and Chicago. In 2017 Kyrgios lost a close match against Roger Federer while in 2018 it was John Isner's turn. Like we have been so close the last few years.
We have had match points to win the whole thing. John had match points against Federer. I had match points against Federer. We got super unlucky", said the Canberra native. Denis Shapovalov spoke about the great Laver Cup environment: "It's always amazing to kind of have the love and crowd support, especially when you're overseas, you know, when you're in Europe, having that Canadian flag.
I saw a lot of people with flags. It's absolutely amazing. They definitely helped me a lot in this match. Of course I know the whole crowd wanted to see a really exciting match, and obviously we gave them one. Obviously I'm very thankful to kind of have the support, and honestly it feels like wherever I go, they kind of follow me around the globe.
So I'm really privileged to have such great fans." On John McEnroe's advice, Shapovalov concluded: "It's great to have him alongside with me. He has so much experience, and he's such a champion of the game.
Any kind of advice he gives me, it's a privilege to hear. It's just great to kind of have him and Patrick alongside me this week and just kind of helping me out and giving me small tips but small tips that hopefully I can take with me to the future."