Can Team World Still Win the Laver Cup 2021 After 1–11 Down Against Team Europe?

Published 09/26/2021, 8:48 AM EDT
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: The Laver Cup trophy is displayed prior to the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 19, 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 Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Laver Cup)


The Laver Cup 2021 got off to a great start as the previous years. However, as the yesteryears, the 2021 edition has been dominated by Team Europe. Players such as Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev have led the charge for the Europeans. 

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As the events of the final day of the Laver Cup 2021 will be conducted today, we take a look at the possible outcomes for today. The tie has been dominated by Europe, leading 11-1 on points. As there are four matches to go, there still is a possibility of Team World coming on top and winning the competition.

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Laver Cup 2021 title up for grabs?

However, the chances are bleak but the possibility still exists. According to the points system, on the final and third day, winners of respective matches will receive three points. In that case, if Team World wins their matches they will win 12 points, which could make the score 11-13 in their favor. 

In the day session today, Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev are scheduled to take on Denis Shapovalov and Reilly Opelka in the first match. After that, German tennis player Alexander Zverev will take on Canadian talent Felix Auger Aliassime in the second match. 

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Captains Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe enjoy a moment before the last match between Alexander Zverev of Team Europe and Milos Raonic of Team World 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 third match, 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev will take on Argentine athlete Diego Schwartzman. The final match of the tournament will be played between Stefanos Tsitsipas and John Isner.

Speaking about the Laver Cup, this was the first edition in which Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic did not feature. However, the Swiss maestro surprised everyone by showing up on the opening day of the competition. We hope to see him recover soon and get back fully fit for the upcoming 2022 season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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