TENNIS. Laver Cup 2022: Novak Djokovic enters the running against Frances Tiafoe, the matches live


LAVER CUP 2022. While Team Europe and Team World are tied in this Laver Cup 2022, Novak Djokovic enters the competition and will face Frances Tiafoe.

The essential

  • Matteo Berrettini defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime in three sets and 2:16 of the match in the first meeting of the second day of the Laver Cup 2022. Team Europe takes a two-step lead against Team World . A little later in the afternoon, Cameron Norrie lost to Fritz in three sets and 1h29 (6-1, 4-6, 10-8).
  • Novak Djokovic faces Frances Tiafoe from 8 p.m. The day will end with a double Djokovic / Berrettini against Sock / De Minaur.
  • Follow the Laver Cup 2022 live and in full with all matches and live scores.

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20:13 – Beginning of the warm-up

Novak Djokovic and Frances Tiafoe have started their warm-up to play the third match of this second day of the Laver Cup 2022.

20:03 – The two players return to the court

Novak Djokovic and Frances Tiafoe enter the court at the O2 Arena in London to play this third match of the day of the Laver Cup 2022. The rest of the two teams also return to the court.

19:55 – The third match of the day is approaching

After a break between the day’s session in this Laver Cup 2022 and the night’s session, the time to get back into tennis has come. Novak Djokovic and Frances Tiafoe should soon return to the court at the O2 Arena in London.

19:48 – Zinedine Zidane’s words for Roger Federer

Zinédine Zidane wanted to react to Roger Federer’s retirement and dropped the following words on his Instagram account: “You are rocking today in another world. I wish you a second part of life as rich as the first. Thank you Roger , you have made the whole world dream! And you have remained deeply the same. Thank you Roger, the Grande Classeeeee.”

19:41 – “I’m definitely the worst doubles player in the team”, assures Djokovic

Novak Djokovic explained before this Laver Cup 2022 that he might not be chosen by his captain Bjorn Börg because of his level of doubles play: “I’m probably the worst doubles player in the team, so I don’t know not if I would be chosen. If we have the chance to play, with Murray, we hope to win the game, because we have lost our last two games.”

19:34 – Novak Djokovic will play two very important matches

If not a Laver Cup regular, Novak Djokovic is going to have to be focused tonight as his side are, for now, on par with the rest of the world. There are four everywhere and after the two meetings tonight and before the last day tomorrow, Nole could give Team Europe a certain lead.

19:27 – Tiafoe has already played in this Laver Cup 2022

Frances Tiafoe has already evolved in this edition of the Laver Cup 2022. The American took part in a match that will go down in the history of this sport. Indeed, he played in doubles alongside his compatriot Jack Sock to face Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who was playing the last match of his immense career.

19:21 – Frances Tiafoe is in good shape

Unlike her evening opponent, Frances Tiafoe is in the best shape of her career. The young American had his best Grand Slam performance with a five-set semi-final loss to Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open.

19:14 – A complicated season for Djokovic

The Serb is having a particularly difficult season. Current 7th in the world, the one who was on the throne of world tennis was forced to miss two of the four Grand Slam tournaments this season and many ATP tournaments because of his vaccination status. Winner of Wimbledon in 2022 against Nick Kyrgios, the Serb has never officially played tennis again since.

19:07 – Novak Djokovic is not a Laver Cup regular

If we go back to the history of tennis, Novak Djokovic has never won a single match in the Laver Cup. In 2018, he lost to Kevin Anderson and then skipped the other editions of the competition.

19:00 – Novak Djokovic against Frances Tiafoe in an hour

The rest of this Laver Cup 2022 day will continue in an hour with the entry into the running of Novak Djokovic who will be opposed to Frances Tiafoe. The two men have only faced each other once and the Serb won the Australian Open in four sets.

18:45 – Team World has never been closer to winning the Laver Cup

While the score is 4-4 between Team Europe and Team World, it is worth remembering that the score had never been so tight. The Europeans have always won this competition by a large margin, but the rest of the world has never been so close to winning this exhibition tournament.

18:35 – The rest of the program

There are only two games left to play in this second day of the Laver Cup 2022 with the entry into contention of the former world number one Novak Djokovic who will play two games in the evening with a confrontation against Frances Tiafoe from 8 p.m. before continuing with a double with Matteo Berrettini against the Australian-American duo De Minaur/Sock.

18:30 – One of the points of the meeting

Discover or rediscover one of the points of this match between Taylor Fritz and Cameron Norrie which shows the full range of the American who accelerated in the super tiebreak.

18:24 – It’s over! Fritz wins and brings Team World back to the top

This Laver Cup 2022 keeps all its promises. Before the second part of the day, Taylor Fritz won against Cameron Norrie in three sets and 1h29 of play (6-1, 4-6, 10-8) and brought Team World to 4-4 against the European Team.

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Where is the Laver Cup 2022 taking place?

If the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup took place at TD Garden in Boston (USA), the 2022 Laver Cup will take place atLondon O2 Arena (England). The editions take place alternately in Europe and in the rest of the world.

Which teams are in the Laver Cup?

During the Laver Cup, two teams compete: Europe and the rest of the world.

Team World:

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Alex de Minaur
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • jack sock
  • Tommy Paul (sub)
  • John McEnroe (captain)
  • Patrick McEnroe (vice-captain)

European Team:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Casper Ruud
  • Roger Federer
  • Andy Murray
  • Matteo Berrettini (substitute)
  • Bjorn Borg (captain)
  • Thomas Engqvist (vice-captain)

What is the Laver Cup?

A sort of tennis Ryder Cup, the Laver Cup is a clash between Europe and the rest of the world. Its name refers to tennis legend, Rod Laver. The Laver Cup 2022 is the fifth edition. Each team consists of six players, two of which are chosen by the captain (Bjorn Borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world), the other four players qualify by their ATP ranking.

On the program of the Laver Cup: three singles matches and one doubles match over three days. If the matches of the first day are worth 1 point, those of the second day 2 points and those of the third day 3 points. The meetings take place in 2 sets with, possibly, a long tie-break of 10 points in the event of equality. The first team to score 13 points out of a possible 24 is declared the winner. In the event of a tie at 12-12, the teams decide after a decisive doubles match in one set.

During the Laver Cup, each player is obliged to play at least one singles match during the first 2 days and a player cannot play more than 2 times, in singles, during the 3 days. For doubles matches, at least 4 players per team must play and a pair can only be selected once (except in case of 12-12).

On the Laver Cup list, Europe won the first four editions (2020 was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

Which channel broadcasts the Laver Cup?

Laver Cup TV rights holder, Bein Sports broadcasts the event from the first edition.

What is the schedule for the Laver Cup?

During the three-day competition, the six players selected by the captains (Bjorn Borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world) compete in singles and doubles matches. Here is the schedule for the Laver Cup 2022:

  • Friday, September 23: three singles matches then a doubles match
  • Saturday, September 24: three singles matches then a doubles match
  • Sunday, September 25: a doubles match then three singles matches

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