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File photo of Laver Cup.(REUTERS)

Laver Cup postponed until 2021 due to French Open clash

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 09:34 PM IST
“It’s unfortunate that the Laver Cup has to be pushed back a year, but at this stage it’s the right thing to do for everyone concerned,” Roger Federer, a key backer of the Laver Cup, said in a statement released by organizers.
File photo of Rafeael Nadal.(REUTERS)
File photo of Rafeael Nadal.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal out of Shanghai Masters with wrist injury

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:13 AM IST
It is the second year in a row that the 19-time Grand Slam champion will have failed to appear in Shanghai.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during the Laver Cup.(REUTERS)
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during the Laver Cup.(REUTERS)

‘We have to surpass them,’ Stefanos Tsitsipas won’t surrender in pursuit of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

Zhuhai, China | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 12:23 PM IST
That daunting but ageing duo, along with Novak Djokovic, have reigned over men’s tennis for 15 years, but Tsitsipas is not content to wait for them to retire before he takes his chance.
Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg, vice-captain Thomas Enqvist, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose with the trophy after they win the Laver Cup(REUTERS)
Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg, vice-captain Thomas Enqvist, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pose with the trophy after they win the Laver Cup(REUTERS)

Alexander Zverev completes Laver Cup win for Europe

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 08:59 AM IST
Borg’s Europe have now won the title in each of the three years the team event has been staged.
Team Europe lift the trophy after they win the Laver Cup.(REUTERS)
Team Europe lift the trophy after they win the Laver Cup.(REUTERS)

Alexander Zverev completes Laver Cup win for Europe

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
With Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, part of the supporting bench, Zverev showed immense composure to close out a 6-4 3-6 10-4 victory and hand Bjorn Borg’s team a 13-11 overall win.
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's John Isner.(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's John Isner.(REUTERS)

Roger Federer battles past John Isner to save Team Europe in Laver Cup

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Federer had to win a tense tie-break over world number 20 Isner to take the three points, smashing an ace on the final point to raise the roof in Geneva after the American had somehow shot wide with the court at his mercy.
Team Europe's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his singles match against Team World's Milos Raonic.(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his singles match against Team World's Milos Raonic.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal out of Laver Cup with hand injury

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 05:08 PM IST
Dominic Thiem will now compete for Europe against World Team ace Nick Kyrgios in the singles match while Stefanos Tsitsipas will play alongside Swiss maestro Roger Federer in the doubles.
Team World's Nick Kyrgios, left, and Jack Sock play Team Europe's Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019(AP)
Team World's Nick Kyrgios, left, and Jack Sock play Team Europe's Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019(AP)

Jack Sock, Nick Kyrgios keep World in touch at Laver Cup

Geneva | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 10:37 AM IST
Nadal, who won his 19th Grand Slam title in New York, had earlier overcome Canada’s Raonic 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) after defending eight break points in the first set.
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Roger Federer in action during his singles match against Team World's Nick Kyrgios(REUTERS)

Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to put Europe ahead in Laver Cup

Geneva | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 09:11 PM IST
The 38-year-old Federer had won his last two matches against Kyrgios in straight sets, but dropped the opener in a tie-break.
Team Europe's Roger Federer celebrates winning his doubles match against Team World's Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov(REUTERS)
Team Europe's Roger Federer celebrates winning his doubles match against Team World's Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov(REUTERS)

Roger Federer teams up with Zverev to secure Europe Laver Cup lead

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:47 AM IST
The 38-year-old Swiss delighted his home fans alongside Zverev, as the European pair saw off Shapovalov and Sock 6-3, 7-5 after a dramatic second set.
File image of Roger Federer.(Reuters)
File image of Roger Federer.(Reuters)

‘Motivated’ Roger Federer targets ninth Wimbledon crown

Geneva | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:42 PM IST
After his last 16 loss to Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne last month, Roger Federer was quick to brush aside suggestions it was the beginning of the end.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, first and second in the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam winners with 20 and 16 respectively, won a doubles match together at the Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.(Reuters)
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, first and second in the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam winners with 20 and 16 respectively, won a doubles match together at the Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.(Reuters)

Rafael Nadal to join Roger Federer in 2019 Laver Cup

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The team event featuring the best of Europe against a World team will be taking place for the third time, with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer also teammates in the inaugural match in 2017.
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return as he takes part in a training session at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return as he takes part in a training session at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.(AFP)

Tip-top Roger Federer ‘where I want to be’ for Shanghai defence

Shanghai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 04:37 PM IST
Roger Federer has been carefully managing his schedule in recent years, cutting out the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 to wring the most out of his ageing body.
Serbia's tennis player Novak Djokovic returns the ball during a training session in Belgrade.(AFP)
Serbia's tennis player Novak Djokovic returns the ball during a training session in Belgrade.(AFP)

Re-energised Novak Djokovic targets number one spot

Belgrade | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 11:25 PM IST
Novak Djokovic has been using the modern facilities to gather his strength for a rousing finale to a season in which he has risen from the ashes after a difficult 2017.
Team Europe's Roger Federer (left) whispers to Novak Djokovic during a men’s doubles tennis match against Team World’s Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson in the Laver Cup.(AP)
Team Europe's Roger Federer (left) whispers to Novak Djokovic during a men’s doubles tennis match against Team World’s Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson in the Laver Cup.(AP)

Laver Cup: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic become besties

Chicago | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 05:11 PM IST
Since Novak Djokovic emerged as a force 11 years ago, there have been flashes of bad blood between his and Roger Federer’s camp.
Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, second from right, is congratulated by Roger Federer at Laver Cup 2018.(AP)
Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, second from right, is congratulated by Roger Federer at Laver Cup 2018.(AP)

Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev lead the way as Team Europe retain Laver Cup

Chicago | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Team Europe retained their Laver Cup tennis crown as Alexander Zverev defeated Kevin Anderson to complete a 13-8 win over the World team.
Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, left, celebrates with teammates David Goffin, center, and Grigor Dimitrov after defeating Team World's Kevin Anderson during a men's singles tennis match to win the Laver Cup(AP)
Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, left, celebrates with teammates David Goffin, center, and Grigor Dimitrov after defeating Team World's Kevin Anderson during a men's singles tennis match to win the Laver Cup(AP)

Alexander Zverev seals Laver Cup win for Europe

Chicago | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 11:44 AM IST
Zverev’s win was the final act of an enthralling day of action at Chicago’s United Center, where the World team had roared back into contention in the day’s first rubber.
Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, second from right, is congratulated by Rodger Federer after defeating Team World's John Isner at the Laver Cup tennis event, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)(AP)
Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, second from right, is congratulated by Rodger Federer after defeating Team World's John Isner at the Laver Cup tennis event, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)(AP)

Federer, Zverev put Europe on top at Laver Cup

Chicago | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 10:37 AM IST
After dominating Friday’s opening day, winning three out of the four matches, Europe’s progress looked to be checked after Isner grabbed the first set against Zverev.
Team Europe's Roger Federer, left, and Novak Djokovic celebrate a point against Team World's Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup.(AP)
Team Europe's Roger Federer, left, and Novak Djokovic celebrate a point against Team World's Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson during a doubles tennis match at the Laver Cup.(AP)

Laver Cup: Europe lead despite shock defeat for Federer and Djokovic

Chicago | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 03:52 PM IST
Team World’s Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson needed a tiebreaker to defeat the doubles dream team of Federer and Djokovic 6-7, 6-3, 10-6.
File image of Novak Djokovic.(AFP)
File image of Novak Djokovic.(AFP)

Roger Federer looks forward to playing with Djokovic at Laver Cup

Chicago | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:52 AM IST
Djokovic is making his debut in this week’s three-day team event which has been dubbed the Ryder Cup of tennis although it lacks the tradition of golf’s premier event.
Rafael Nadal already has 11 career doubles titles to his name including the 2016 Rio Olympic gold medal with compatriot Marc Lopez.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal already has 11 career doubles titles to his name including the 2016 Rio Olympic gold medal with compatriot Marc Lopez.(Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal expresses interest in forming dream doubles team with Roger Federer

AFP, Wimbledon | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 12:31 AM IST
Rafael Nadal, who played together with Roger Federer in the Laver Cup, has expressed interest in forming a dream doubles team in the future.
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