Alexander Zverev, defeated Kevin Anderson at the Laver Cup to help team Europe triumph at the event. However, he says it was Roger Federer who helped him to defeat the giant from South Africa. Zverev came back from a set down, to help secure the competition. He had to save five break points and had to claw his way back from a deficit of 5-7 in the tie-break.
Zverev was asked if Federer coached him in any way to get through the tough moments. “Yeah, I mean, Roger is not a good coach,” said Zverev and laughed. “He helped me a lot, he helped me a lot. He gave me some tactical advice, he told me how to play, and it worked — I won the second set, I won the match tie-break”, added Zverev. Federer and Zverev were teamed up with the likes of Djokovic, Dimitrov, Goffin and Kyle Edmund in team Europe.
“Obviously, it was a team effort — everybody supporting, the energy was unbelievable”, said Zverev. He also said that the crowd was electric and that he hoped that the Laver Cup would return to the town again. “You guys were unbelievable throughout the whole weekend. It was a pleasure to play here and I hope one day the Laver Cup will come back to Chicago,” said Zverev. The Laver Cup also saw the Swiss maestro beat the American John Isner in a thrilling match, that saw him come back from a set down to clinch the tie-break. The Laver Cup is set to be played next year in Geneva, Switzerland. Although the event in itself is an exhibition event, it has attracted crowds from all over the world, and it looks like it is here to stay. “How often does it happen that you get the best of the best, from all over the world, to play in a tennis event?” said McEnroe. “I loved Davis Cup, and even that doesn’t have it like this.”