Boston Fans Boo Miami Heat Fan Alexander Zverev After he Throws His Racquet at Laver Cup 2021

Published 09/26/2021, 1:55 PM EDT
Aug 21, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Alexander Zverev (GER) waits for Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE not pictured) to come back to the court after the first set of their semifinal match against during the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports


It’s time for the Laver Cup 2021 and fans are currently witnessing some top class tennis at the tournament. It is the third day of the tennis event and they saw an intriguing scene during the doubles match between Team Europe’s Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev and Team World’s Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov.

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There was incident during the second set of the match when Alexander Zverev got frustrated after losing a point. He got angry to such an extent that the German threw away his tennis racquet in disappointment.

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Fans of the TD Garden in Boston started booing Zverev when he angrily threw his racquet. They didn’t like his gesture and were moreover, frustrated since their home boy, Opelka was losing the match.

One more possible reason for the crowd’s unfriendly behaviour towards Zverev is that he is a huge fan of American Football team, Miami Heats. As a result, Boston fans seemed pretty much hostile towards him.

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Alexander Zverev and Team Europe are very close to winning the Laver Cup 2021

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After the end of the second day’s play, Team Europe has already secured 11 points. Thus, they are just two points away from defending their title.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Roger Federer of Team Europe poses with Rod Laver and the trophy after winning the Laver Cup during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

In the four matches of the third day’s play, even if Team Europe manages to win just one match, they will get their hands on the Laver Cup 2021. On the other hand, in order to survive and win the title now, John McEnroe’s Team World needs to win all the four matches today.

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As of now, Team Europe is really close to winning yet another edition of the Laver Cup. Will Team World show some brilliant gameplay and turn the tables around?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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