After losing the first set to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday, France Tiafoe is back again Winning the highly contested match and awarded Team World the overall victory in the Laver Cup.
The 24-year-old American picked up four game points in the second set of the tiebreak to ultimately force the third set victory. Call Just enough magic To return from the dull start of the match and win over the Greek star, 1-6, 7-6 (11), 10-8.
After the match-winning point, Tiafoe collapsed to the floor in celebration as his Team World teammates flooded the field to rejoice in their 13-8 victory over Team Europe.
“It’s an incredible feeling,” Tiafoe said in his court interview. per ATP. “Our captain Johnny Mac is tired of losing…saying we need to get it done this year on his fifth try. All the week before me, I kept saying this was our year. The guys showed up. Felix beat Novak, Jack and Felix also played incredible duos. We did it. All together, I wasn’t alone. I showed so much heart to get this done. This is big. We’re going to celebrate the big night.”
Sunday’s result ended a strong Laver Cup for Tiafoe, who She also beat Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer In the doubles along with fellow American Jack Sock earlier in the team event. It was the last match of Federer’s career.
Tiafoe, the 19th-ranked player in the world, finally broke through in the singles when he reached the semi-finals at this year’s US Open. Although he fell to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz in a thrilling five-set, the 24-year-old has established himself as a clear contender among a generation of young players full of talent.
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