Laver Cup is an exhibition that everybody wants to win, says Eubanks


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Laver Cup is an exhibition that everybody wants to win, says Eubanks

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, American player Christoper Eubanks spoke about what makes the Laver Cup such a unique event. Last week in Geneva, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal highlighted an amazing tournament. "It’s an exhibition that everybody wants to win," said Eubanks.

"I don't think that they're too concerned with the optics or the giving up scouting reports on different guys. I think they’re like: 'We have to talk to this guy. We have to do whatever it takes to win.'

Same thing on the Team World side. You heard some very, very clear tactics. The guys are helping each other out when John was helping the players out. So I don't think they’re sitting there saying, I’d hate to expose this guy's weaknesses because the next time we play, he'll know what I'm going to do.

At a higher level of tennis, the margins are so slim it’s about who can execute under pressure. You kind of know what you're going to get when you go on court. You’re not going to all of a sudden expect Rafa to start serving and volleying out of nowhere a couple times a game, that’s not what he does.

You know what the game styles are going to be." Jon Wertheim added: "I'm totally with you. I gotta say – usually, I have reservations about mid-match coaching. I think it worked awfully well. It was great. Tell me – you're a lot closer to this than I am.

But I thought the players sort of were letting everyone in on what the scouting report on the other guys was. I mean it was clear that Federer and Nadal know that that's Zverev gets negative and they know that it's been a real kind of danger to his game and they were sort of letting the world in on the scouting report a little bit. That's how it came across to me."