ROGER FEDERER NEWS
Roger remained undefeated in Laver Cup play today as he helped his team take the win against Team World.
It came down to the wire with the deciding match and in the end, Europe was just too dominant.
”I’m very excited. What an atmosphere and what a match. I’m thrilled that I was able to give something back to the team after a tough Match Tie-break (in doubles) earlier today,” Roger said. “Team Europe has been amazIng. They’ve fought so hard and played so well.”
The Laver Cup will come back to the United States and be played in Boston for 2020.
Roger will be joined with members of Team Europe and Team World on Friday in Geneva to kick off the 2019 Laver Cup. All week he has been prepping for this fun, competitive team competition.
“It's been energetic, it's been thrilling, it's been exciting. The two teams have finally clashed and seen each other. We are all ready to go,” Roger said.
Team Europe: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Fabio Fognini, Roberto Bautista Agut
Team World: John Isner, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Jack Sock, Taylor Fritz, Jordan Thompson
Both singles and doubles are best-of-three sets with ad scoring. The third set is a 10-point Match Tie-break.
Each match win will be worth one point on Friday, two points on Saturday and three points on Sunday. If points are tied at 12-all on Day 3, a doubles set with ad-scoring and a tie-break will decide the Laver Cup champion. The winning team must reach 13 points.
Each player will play at least one singles match during the first two days. No player will play singles more than twice during the three days. At least four of the six players must play doubles. No doubles combination can be played more than once, unless for the Decider on Day 3, if points are 12-all. Match-ups will be determined prior to the first match each day through the exchange of lineup cards by the captains.
Roger took the court in his Quarterfinal match against a player he had an undefeated record against, Grigor Dimitrov. After capturing the first set in front of an always fiery New York crowd, seems appeared to be standard with Roger in control of the match.
But Grigor turned things around and was able to tie things at a set all. As things battled on, it became evident as the match continued Roger was not 100% and something was visibly off with the third seed.
After dropping the fourth set and pushing to a deciding 5th, Roger left the court for medical treatment. When he came back, he just wasn't executing his shots and making uncharacteristic mistakes.
Grigor Dimitrov beat the 3rd seed 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Semifinals of the US Open.
After dropping the first set in both of his opening matches, Roger hit the ground running this morning against Daniel Evans and drop just 5 games to reach the fourth round at the US Open.
This win marks the Swiss Star's 18th appearance into the fourth round as he boasted 48 winners to clinch today's match in routine form.
Next up for the 3rd seed will either be David Goffin or Pablo Carreno Busta.