Not Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic But This Player Has The Most Number of Laver Cup Titles

Published 09/28/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his first round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor Pool via REUTERS/Edward Whitaker


Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are regarded as the ‘Big 3’ because of their dominance in men’s tennis for the last 18 years. The trio share an astonishing 60 Grand Slam titles between them. While they have achieved supremacy in every Grand Slam, a new generation star stole a march on them in the Laver Cup.

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The player who has outclassed Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in Laver Cup

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Laver Cup 2021 ended with Team Europe lifting the trophy yet another time. Team Europe overpowered Team World with a score of 14-1. Despite the dominance of The Big Three for the last 18 years, the same isn’t reflected in the Laver Cup.

World No. 4, Alexander Zverev of Germany has the most number of Laver Cup titles. Zverev has participated in every edition of the Laver Cup for Team Europe. The German has lifted the trophy four times since its inaugural edition in 2017.

Sep 26, 2021; Boston, MA, USA; Rod Laver presenting the Cup to Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev. Team Europe beat Team World 14-1 at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Richard Cashin-USA TODAY Sports

Talking about the ‘Big 3’, Roger Federer has 3 titles, Nadal has 2 titles and Djokovic has just 1 title in Laver cup tournaments. Despite the fact that the trio have 20 Grand Slam titles each, they haven’t been able to show the same dominance in Laver Cup.

Zverev’s 4 Laver Cup titles show how consistent the German has been in the last 5 years.

Alexander Zverev’s Laver Cup 2021 singles campaign saw an enthralling encounter against American John Isner. The match got interesting as Isner took the second set away from the German. But it was Zverev who ruled in the last set and won the contest, eventually. The match saw brilliant serving games from both players as they struggled to break each other throughout the contest.

In the doubles event, Zverev first paired up with the Italian Matteo Berrettini. Despite being one set up, the pair lost against Denis Shapovalov and John Isner. For his second doubles match, Zverev partnered with Andrey Rublev. This time the duo triumphed against Denis Shapovalov and Reilly Opelka in a three set match.

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Alexander Zverev’s Laver Cup record

Alexander Zverev has appeared in every edition of Laver Cup. In all, Zverev has played 11 matches for Team Europe from which he has won 8 matches and lost 3. In singles competition, he has notably won 6 from the 7 matches he played. However, in the doubles events, he has won 2 and lost 2 from the 4 matches he played. In all, the German has contributed 18 crucial points for Team Europe.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates on the podium REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Apart from 4 Laver Cup trophies, Alexander Zverev has an Olympics Gold medal for his country. In Tokyo Olympics 2020, Zverev dominated throughout the tournament. He beat the World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the event in a heroic three-set match. In the final, the German overcame Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 to claim his first Olympics Gold medal.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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