Laver Cup 2022 Highlights: Roger Federer bowed out of the sport with a defeat when he and Rafael Nadal went down on Saturday against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock in the Laver Cup. It seemed like a fairytale ending for Federer after he and his partner Nadal won the first set 6-4 against the American duo. However, Tiafoe and Sock won the second set 7-6 (7-2) after a tie-break to tie things up. Federer and Nadal then wasted a match point when Tiafoe and Sock held them back in the match tie-break to equalize Team World. The American duo won the match 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 11-9. Team Europe had previously taken a 2-0 lead after Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Jack Sock and Diego Schwartzman respectively. Alex de Minaur then defeated Andy Murray to pull one back for Team World.
Here are the highlights of the Laver Cup 2022 game between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal vs Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe
05:05 – Sok-Tiafoe beats Federer-Nadal
The Americans have done it. Federer’s decorated career ends in defeat when he and Rafael Nadal go down. Tiafoe and Sock win the match 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 11-9. Team World makes it 2-2 against Team Europe.
04:37 – Tiafoe-Sock takes the second set
The American duo takes the second set after the tiebreak. Match to be decided in tiebreak.
04:28 – Second set goes to tiebreak!
Sock holds his serve as he and Tiafoe save a breaking point to even things out. On to the tiebreak.
04:23 – That was a marathon game like Nadal loves
Nadal and Federer saved seven break points to take a 6-5 lead in the second set. Sock to serve next, as Team Europe appears to remain in the game.
04:10 – Tiafoe holds and makes it 5-5
Team World isn’t done yet. Tiafoe holds his serve as Sock hammers this smash.
04:06 – Federer holds his serve, could be his last!
Federer holds his serve. This may be the last time he serves in his professional career. Tiafoe to serve and keep his team alive in the match.
03:54 – FEDAL BREAK BACK!!
Nadal and Federer break back after controversial chair umpire decision. However, the repetition showed that Tiafoe did make the double contact from his racket.
03:44 – That was close!
Sok-Tiafoe survive. They save multiple breakpoints for Federer’s double faults.
03:38 – Tiafoe-Sock breaks Nadal-Federer early in the second set
Tiafoe and Sock get the early break. Nadal pulled it back from 0-40 to 30-40, but the American duo kept their cool. They lead 2-1.
03:31 – Novak is going crazy
Novak Djokovic was in awe of that rally. Relentless hassle by Nadal to force a foul from Tiafoe, who hits the net.
03:39 – Federer maintains the intensity
Federer holds his serve in the first game of the second set. Tiafoe struggles with his forehand.
03:24 – And there it is, the first break. Fedal takes the first set
Tiafoe fails to maintain his serve, mainly due to a series of errors and a good play by Nadal and Federer. Team Europe takes the first set 6-4.
03-19 – Fedal survives fear, save a breaking point
Nadal holds his serve as he and Federer save a break point. Tiafoe to serve and hope to keep his team alive in the set.
03:09 AM – Wait for the first break to continue
Despite some hiccups, Federer keeps his serve and Team Europe now leads 4-3. Sock to serve next.
03:00 AM – Nadal holds his serve again
Nadal struggles with his first serve, but somehow he holds onto his serve. Some good points scored by Federer on the net.
02:52 AM – Federer holds his serve
Federer also keeps his serve. A few net points, a mean ace and a foul from Tiafoe. 40-30
2:45 AM – Nadal holds the serve. Team Europe leads 1-0
Nadal keeps his serve. Team Europe takes an early 1-0 lead. Tiafoe is next for Team World.
02:43 AM – The match has started
The action starts after a long wait. Nadal to serve first.
02:23 AM – Calm before the storm
Roger Federer’s final game will begin soon. He and Rafael Nadal face Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
02:18 AM – The Minaur beats Andy Murray
Alex de Minaur beats Andy Murray 6-7, 6-3, 10-7. Team Europe leads 2-1 on Day 1.
01:59 AM – The Minaur takes the second set
Alex de Minaur takes the second set 6-3 against Murray. On to the decision maker
01:12 AM – Murray wins first set
Murray takes the first set 7-5, after almost an hour of tennis. Relentless things from both players. Europe advantage team.
12:51 AM – Murray takes on De Minaur
Team Europe’s Andy Murray is currently up against Team World’s Alex de Minaur. He leads the Australia 6-5 in the first set.
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