Earlier on Sunday, Nick Kyrgios pulled out from his singles match pertaining to a shoulder injury. Taylor Fritz substituted Kyrgios and gave his team a surprising win by outdoing the World Number five, Dominic Thiem at Laver Cup 2019.
When Kyrgios was interrogated about Fritz’s astonishing performance on the Swiss court, he picked up his bottle of beer. The Australian replied, “wow,” after he emptied the bottle of Peroni and placed it on the table.
Later, the World Number 27, Kyrgios elaborated on his injury. “I have been feeling my collar bone for the last week and I think the amount I played (Saturday), the occasion, the pressure, I guess it was just a little bit too much for my body,” he added.
It was one of the most significant wins in Fritz’s career and he played some unbelievable tennis. “I thought it was probably actually a good thing. Fritzy stepped up and it was amazing seeing one of my good mates, and we were all behind him. It is probably one of those moments he will remember for the rest of his career,” Kyrgios added.
“He stepped up on day three of Laver Cup and myself, John Isner, Denis Shapovalov, the guys who have played this before know how hard it is to get up for those days,” Kyrgios said. Team World’s Jack Sock was win-less on the singles circuit this year, but during the Laver Cup 2019, he managed to knock down the World Number 11, Fabio Fognini.
This year, Team World was just a tiebreaker away from pulling off their maiden Laver Cup title. Alexander Zverev from Team Europe outplayed the Canadian, Milos Raonic in the tiebreaker of the final match and gave his team the third victory at Laver Cup.