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Laver Cup: Team World Thrash Team Europe To Retain Trophy

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Laver Cup: Team World Thrash Team Europe To Retain Trophy

Team World suffered four straight defeats by Team Europe when the tournament began in 2017 but have won the last two editions
Team World thrashed Team Europe 13-2 to win the Laver Cup for a second successive year in Vancouver.

Americans Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and Russia’s Andrey Rublev 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) in the doubles to triumph.

Team World dominated the tournament and only needed to win the doubles match to secure the trophy.

Norwegian Casper Ruud’s win over American Tommy Paul on Saturday sealed Europe’s only points.

With the winner being the first team to reach 13 points, Team World were on track after day one having won all four matches before Americans Taylor Fritz and Tiafoe both won in straight sets on Saturday and Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, and Shelton added a doubles win to carry a 10-2 lead into the final day.

“We stepped up and I thought all the guys played great,” said Team World captain John McEnroe.

“This was a special year for us. I know they’re going to come back strong but I’ll take two in a row any day. And I’m starting to think is it possible for three in a row!”

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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