Team World Comprised President John McEnroe, vice President Patrick McEnroe, and Gamers Kevin Anderson, John Isner, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios, Frances Tiafoe, Diego Schwartzman plus Alternative Nicolas Jarry. In my dual job as sports editor and tennis fanatic, I’d the chance of covering this year’s Laver Cup. Playing matches in the United Center all weekend before potential audiences, Team Europe edged Team World 13-8 at an exciting series of games that often went the distance with critical 10 point tiebreakers after players split the first two sets. Zverev and federer paved the way with a pair of singles wins each for Team Europe.

After his pulsating 6-7, 7-6, 10-7 triumph over the foot-10 Isner, Federer dealt with the UC audience by saying, Oh man, what a match, what a weekend. Thank you, Chicago.”. Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slams, played a main role in creating the Laver Cup possible. The Swiss great spoke about the Laver Cup as a chance to celebrate tennis and pay tribute to the game’s legends, while also allowing current players a possibility to interact in a group format and amuse fans. Chicago played its job as impeccably as a Federer ace. It’s an absolute privilege to play where Michael Jordan had much success,” Federer said.

He was one of my greatest heroes and inspirations so to be within the city where he’s left such a big mark means a great deal to me. We are so happy to have the Laver Cup here at Chicago. What a fantastic sports city and fantastic fans. We made the perfect choice.”. The numbers reflect Federer’s praise of Chicago. A total of 93, 854 tennis fans attended the second edition of the Laver Cup, that was broadcast at more than 200 countries. Djokovic, owner of 14 Grand Slams, including titles in the U.S. Open and Wimbledon over the summer, described his first Laver Cup experience as a perfect tennis dream.”. Additionally to playing games at the United Center or practice at the adjacent Laver Cup Fan Zone public court, the tennis Gamers enjoyed a taste of Chicago using events like their public appearance in Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and an Opening Night Gala in Navy Pier. Players greeted fans, signed autographs and took pictures whenever possible.