Laver Cup is not an exhibition, says Tennis player Rafael Nadal


The 1st match saw Cilic take on Tiafoe, Del Potro's last minute replacement. I'm playing for the country, playing for the guys on the bench. "I am just here to try my best, every time the captain wants me on court, I am just here to try to help the team to win the Laver Cup". "It's a huge honour to be able to have this event as part of today's world", the Australian legend said.

He saved three set points in the breaker but 19-time grand slam champion Federer eventually levelled things up. The American then routinely served out for the first set.

The final match of day 2 was definitely the most awaited match of the entire tournament. "The atmposhere for the whole match and during the weekend was fantastic", Nadal added.

Not unsurprisingly therefore, neither Rafa nor Federer were seen on day 1. Here the Swede can win tennis hearts everywhere by pairing Nadal and Federer, which he must feel the pressure to do.

Each match is worth one point on day one, two points on day two and three points on day three.

"F**k the machine though", the 22-year-old replied. The two all-time greats have never paired up before on the ATP Tour. The German then comfortably served out for the first set.

Super team, Federer and Nadal get the win.

Federer showed his class in the second set, taking a 3-1 lead, but once again, Kyrgios found his momentum with a key break.

The ever-elegant Swiss eased his way past Marin Cilic in the final who was battling with a foot injury.

Zverev hit five aces, won 75 percent of his first serve and 86 percent of his second serve points.

Rafael Nadal and Czech favorite Tomas Berdych will team for doubles against the World tandem of Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock. "But this was something very special".

There will be two teams in this tournament that is being held to honour Rod Laver. A win on Sunday brings three points.

Team Europe's players include world number four Alexander Zverev and seventh-ranked Dominic Thiem, while Nick Kyrgios and Denis Shapovalov, who impressed at the US Open, have represented Team World.