September 24, 2017 -- Prague, Czech Republic
Roger and Team Europe clinched the Laver Cup Sunday afternoon in dramatic fashion.
To take the title, Roger needed to beat Team World player, Nick Kyrgios, in the final singles match. In front of an electric crowd, Roger battled the young Australian pushing the match to a deciding 3rd set 10-point tiebreak and clinching the title 4-6, 7-6(6), 11-9.
“I was ready to go – I had to be,” he said, who ended up contributing three victories and seven points to the hosts’ 15-9 victory. “That’s what a team member does. The boys played fantastic all weekend, but we knew it could change very quickly on Sunday. The Team World boys have been great, in the doubles especially, and we knew it was going to be tough. I was looking at getting ready for a doubles at the very end. I’m very pleased and relived that we did win the singles and got it done.”
Roger also recorded wins against Sam Querrey, 6-2, 6-4; and teamed up with Rafael Nadal to beat Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4, 1-6, 10-5.