Published: Fri, September 20, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Stefanos Tsitsipas wants to prove himself at Laver Cup

Stefanos Tsitsipas wants to prove himself at Laver Cup

But John Isner and Denis Shapovalov are hardly ready to cave before the third edition of the team event starts on Friday in Geneva.

Sock, who has ranked well behind his fellow players in singles tennis, is now considered to be the best doubles player in men's tennis which would explain McEnroe's decision to have him play the first doubles match.

TEAM EUROPE: Rafael Nadal (world No.2), Roger Federer (3), Dominic Thiem (5), Alexander Zverev (6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (7), Fabio Fognini (11).

As much as we're the favorites, I do think it's going to be extremely tight.

They will be followed on court by doubles expert Jack Sock against Europe's Fabio Fognini, the champion in Monte Carlo.

"Obviously Jack I think is one of the world's best doubles players if not the absolute best right now". On September 20, later today, Team Europe will lock horns with Team World in the annual friendly tennis tournament.

After a semifinal loss in Washington, Tsitsipas misplaced his openers on the Masters 1000 occasions in Montreal and Cincinnati before he additionally picked up a first spherical go out at the US Open.

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"Yeah, okay, on ranking - I think ranking is the most overrated thing ever". So definitely feel some pressure, but it's good pressure.

"We have incredible depth", Federer said.

"Like we have been so close the last few years".

"It is great to be here again and it's given me some energy again with the colleagues and great team around". The winners of each of the match today will be awarded one point due to the tournament's unique scoring system.

His win-loss record at the Laver Cup over the years has been impeccable with him losing only one match of the six doubles matches he has played.

Past year was again tight, with Team Europe prevailing 13-8 in Chicago but only after saving match points in an incredible four rubbers.

TEAM WORLD: John Isner (20), Milos Raonic (24), Nick Kyrgios (27), Taylor Fritz (30), Denis Shapovalov (33), Jack Sock (210).

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