Ruud crunches Sock, Federer and Nadal expected, live matches

TENNIS.  Laver Cup 2022: Ruud crunches Sock, Federer and Nadal expected, live matches

LAVER CUP 2022. It’s time for the Laver Cup 2022 in London with Roger Federer’s farewell to the world of tennis at night. The tournament live. For this first game, Ruud takes over from Sock (6-4)

The essential

  • The Laver Cup 2022 kicks off this Friday, September 23 with the first game on the programme. The world number 2 and finalist of the last US Open, Casper Ruud, opposes the American Jack Sock. The Norwegian won the first set (6-4)
  • As a highlight of the evening, double Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is highly anticipated. It will be the last match of the Swiss’s career, which he announced his retirement from, on the ATP circuit. The two rivals and friends will face the American couple Sock/Tiafoe.
  • Follow the Laver Cup 2022 live and in full with all the matches and live results.

Live

15:52 – Sock serves to tie an inning anywhere in this Laver Cup

The American started this important confrontation well. In the net, Sock makes a good shot (15-00).

15:50 – Sock breaks white (6-4, 5-6)

Another unforced error gives the game to Sock! Ruud just offered the game to his opponent! The Rest of the World Team item can be reverted to a set anywhere. This meeting is not over!

15:49 – Sock gets three break points!

Another double fault from the Norwegian does business for the American! Could this party be rocking?

15:48 – Ruud doubts his face to face!

After a double fault, the Norwegian completely escapes from a forehand! Sock cheers himself up (00-30).

15:47 – Sock comes back to Ruud (6-4, 5-5)

After a drop shot, the American manages to finish his service game with a forehand shot. Ruud applauds his opponent, who played this point perfectly.

15:45 – Sock is offered a ball to equalize

Ruud escapes a forehand that makes the American happy (40-30). This point is very expensive in this first meeting of the Laver Cup!

15:43 – Ruud puts maximum pressure on Sock

The Norwegian is two points from the game. Sock makes two unforced errors…

15:42 – We enter the money hour of this first match of the Laver Cup

Sock absolutely must keep their matchup going or risk seeing Ruud take a big lead at London’s O2 Arena.

15:41 – Ruud establishes his dominance against Sock (6-4, 5-4)

Although he does not manage to break his rival, the Norwegian is much better installed in this part. Sock will be under pressure for their heads up.

15:39 – Ruud makes a good hit

After a forehand attack, the Norwegian finished off the point with great authority (30-00). Sock experiences a dietary crash related to his physique.

15:38 – Sock catches up with Ruud in this second round of the Laver Cup (6-4, 4-4)

The American can clench his fist. In a game that started very poorly, Sock found the resources and solutions to get back to Ruud’s level.

15:37 – Sock shows resistance against Ruud

The American returned to the fight and is offered a game point after adding three points in the standings (40-30).

15:35 – Sock has his back to the wall facing Ruud

At your service, the American is badly embarked (00-30). Team Europe’s representative in this Laver Cup decided to accelerate and press more in the middle of this second set.

15:34 – Sock changes racket

After more than an hour, the American broke a rope. There is a small break in this Laver Cup. Ruud scored the first point on Stock’s serve (00-15).

15:32 – Ruud gets away with Sock (6-4, 4-3)

Despite the draw, the Norwegian played his best shots at the best of times! The American blames himself for missing a big opportunity, but he couldn’t counter the power of the world number 2. The European team remains the leader in this Laver Cup.

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Where is the Laver Cup 2022 taking place?

If the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup took place at the TD Garden in Boston (USA), the 2022 Laver Cup will take place atlondon o2 arena (England). The editions take place alternately in Europe and in the rest of the world.

Which teams are in the Laver Cup?

During the Laver Cup, two teams compete: Europe and the rest of the world.

World Team:

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • taylor fritz
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Alex de Minaur
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • sock
  • Tommy Paul (alternate)
  • John McEnroe (captain)
  • Patrick McEnroe (vice-captain)

European Team:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • casper ruud
  • Roger Federer
  • Andy Murray
  • Matthew Berrettini (substitute)
  • Bjorn Borg (captain)
  • Thomas Engqvist (vice-captain)

What is the Laver Cup?

A kind of Ryder Cup of tennis, the Laver Cup is a clash between Europe and the rest of the world. His name refers to the tennis legend, Rod Laver. The 2022 Laver Cup is the fifth edition. Each team consists of six players, two of whom are chosen by the captain (bjorn borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world), the other four players qualify by their ATP ranking.

On the Laver Cup program: three singles matches and one doubles match over three days. If the matches of the first day are worth 1 point, those of the second day 2 points and those of the third day 3 points. The matches take place in 2 sets with, possibly, a long tie-break of 10 points in case of equality. The first team to score 13 points out of a possible 24 is declared the winner. In case of a tie at 12-12, the teams decide after a decisive doubles match in one set.

During the Laver Cup, each player is required to play at least one singles match during the first 2 days and a player cannot play more than 2 times, in singles, during the 3 days. For doubles matches, at least 4 players per team must play and a pair can only be selected once (except in the case of 12-12).

In the Laver Cup list, Europe won the first four editions (2020 was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

What channel transmits the Laver Cup?

Laver Cup Television Rights Holder, be in sports broadcast the event from the first edition.

What is the Laver Cup schedule?

During the three-day competition, the six players selected by the captains (Bjorn Borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world) compete in singles and doubles matches. This is the schedule for the 2022 Laver Cup:

  • Friday September 23: three singles matches and then a doubles match
  • Saturday September 24: three singles matches and then a doubles match
  • Sunday September 25: one doubles match and then three singles matches

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