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Laver Cup 2017: Team Europe beat Team World 15-9 in inaugural competition

The competition, which follows a similar format to the Ryder Cup, saw Federer and Nadal play doubles together for the first time on Saturday.

Laver Cup 2017: Team Europe beat Team World 15-9 in inaugural competition

The competition, which follows a similar format to the Ryder Cup, saw Federer and Nadal play doubles together for the first time on Saturday.

25 September 2017 Monday 08:00
Laver Cup 2017: Team Europe beat Team World 15-9 in inaugural competition

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Team Europe beat Team World 15-9 to win the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague.

Europe began the final day with a 9-3 lead, but, after a win apiece in the opening two matches on Sunday, John Isner beat Rafael Nadal 7-5 7-6 (7-1) to cut the advantage to 12-9.

Roger Federer then went to a match tie-break with Nick Kyrgios, who had a chance to force a deciding doubles.

However, Federer saved match point and won 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 11-9 to spark jubilant celebrations.

Laver Cup scores and results
The competition, which follows a similar format to the Ryder Cup, saw Federer and Nadal play doubles together for the first time on Saturday.

There was one point awarded for victories on day one, two for wins on day two and three for victories on the final day.

"It has been such an amazing and fun week and I'm so pleased the event has worked as it has," Federer, 36, said.

"The camaraderie in the group was amazing and we are all so happy. Time will tell how big the Laver Cup will become."

"We will always be rivals as long as we are active. And after this we will be rivals again. But this was something very special. It's been an absolute pleasure sharing the court with Rafa," Federer said of Nadal .

A Kyrgios victory against Federer would have forced a deciding doubles set between Team Europe and Team World

Updated: 26.09.2017 10:18
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