The world would pause for a moment when 34 Grands Slams play on the same side of the tennis court. The tennis greats, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic team up to play the Laver Cup doubles against the American Jack Sock and South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in Chicago. The two out of the Big Four were taking some time to accustom themselves in the match but their opponents soon synchronised themselves on the surface and defeated the legends
6-7 6-3 10-6. Their win gave World their first point of the tournament against the Europeans. The match created a lot of excitement amongst the crowd and themselves.
“I apologised right away,” Djokovic said. “It didn’t look that great. To team up with somebody of his calibre is just a treat you know,” Djokovic said. “It was a lot of fun. I want to thank Roger for playing with me. I loved it. Obviously, I wanted to win as much as Roger. But those guys came up with some big shots.” Federer and Djokovic last played against each other in the US Open warm-up tournament in Cincinnati. Djokovic won 6-4, 6-4 against Federer to become the first player to declare himself the “Golden Master’.
Federer surpassed the Australian, Nick Kyrgios once again after their meeting at the Flushing Meadows, where Kyrgios was spellbound with the shot selection practised by Federer. The Swiss won 6-3, 6-2 against him. “I felt good from the beginning and that’s not usual. We need some matches to get going, but today I was very clear in my game plan and I got wonderful support from my team,” Federer said in his post-match court-side interview.
Earlier today, the British, Kyle Edmund defeated Sock 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 in the singles event. David Goffin edged past Diego Schwartzman from Argentina 6-4, 4-6, 11-9. The Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov swept aside Frances Tiafoe from the USA 6-1, 6-4.