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Marin Cilic Helps Europe Beat the World to Win Laver Cup

Marin Cilic & Team Europe (Photo: lavercup.com)

Team Europe has won the first ever Laver Cup after beating the Rest of the World 15-9.

Team Europe, which featured Croatia’s Marin Cilic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem, took out the cup at the O2 Arena in Prague on Sunday after Federer fought back to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6 7-6(6) 11-9 and secure a 15-9 triumph in the deciding final match.

Cilic got Team Europe off to a winning start on Friday with a win over Francis Tiafoe.

Cilic in action on Friday (Photo: lavercup.com)

In other results on Day one Thiem beat Jon Isner, Zverev beat Shapovalov, and Kyrgios and Sock combined to beat Berdych and Nadal.

On day two Federer was too good for Querrey, Nadal beat Sock, Kyrgios beat Berdych whilst Federer and Nadal defeated Querrey and Sock.

On the final day Sock and Isner beat Cilic and Berdych, Zverev beat Querrey, whilst Isner beat Nadal to keep the Rest of the World in it before Federer ended their hopes.

Cilic & Berdych teamed up for the doubles (Photo: lavercup.com)

The Laver Cup, which will be held annually (except for Olympic years), saw a number of new innovations, including a black court and super tie-breaks.

The city of Chicago will host the second edition of the Laver Cup next year, at the world-famous United Center.

 

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