The Laver Cup continues on Thursday night. Who will win the Laver Cup Session 2 matches? We look at both of them for you, and here are our thoughts.
Laver Cup Session 2 Matches
Was there any doubt Roger Federer would crack the Day 1 Laver Cup lineup for Team Europe when the event is in Switzerland? Of course not.
While Captain Bjorn Borg will not risk expending Federer in a one point singles match, the Swiss is in for dubs in Session 2. Federer will team with Alexander Zverev against Team World’s Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov in the first doubles match of Laver Cup 2019.
In Session 2 singles, Laver Cup newbies Stefanos Tsitsipas of Team Europe and Taylor Fritz of Team World will face off. Both Fritz and Tsitspas make their debut in the final one point singles match of the weekend.
Match 3: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Taylor Fritz
Head to Head: 0-0
The final one-point singles match of the 2019 Laver Cup presents a match up of 21-year-olds. Each carries memories of recent struggles to the court. Both Tsitsipas and Fritz come into the Laver Cup on losing streaks. Each man dropped first round matches in Montreal, Cincinnati, and at the US Open. In their first head to head matchup at the pro level, one must breakthrough.
Obvious choices for one point matches, a raucous Laver Cup atmosphere will greet these rookies as they try to help themselves and their team. Look for each to rely on support from their teammates as they adapt to the Laver Cup cauldron.
While both men have struggled, Fritz advanced to two ATP level finals earlier in the summer, albeit 250 point events. Look for Fritz to dig deep, serve big and to get help from experienced teammates to narrowly escape with the point.
Prediction: Fritz in 2
Match 4: Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev vs Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov
No way Roger Federer gets skipped in the Day 1 lineup. No way Jack Sock’s record of playing in every Laver Cup doubles match in history ends in the first doubles match of the tournament. Here we are.
In only the seventh doubles match in Laver Cup history, Jack Sock and Roger Federer will find each other across the net for the fourth time. Each of the first three ended with split sets and super tie-breakers. Last year’s thrilling Day 3 affair involved multiple match points saved. Narrowly, Sock and John Isner defeated Federer and Zverev 11-9 in the deciding tiebreak. Who says the Laver Cup has no history?
Federer and Zverev team up for the second time in two years while Sock and Shapovalov play together for the first time in Laver Cup competition. Ranked #210 in the world in singles and holding a 5-1 career Laver Cup doubles record, Sock is in Geneva for matches like this.
At the same time, Federer is at home and plays with a partner with whom he is familiar. After holding match points and losing in the super tie-breaker last year, the European twosome is back. This time, in another close affair, they will have too much for the American-Canadian pair.
Prediction: Federer and Zverev in a super tie-breaker after split sets
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