Ruud crunches Sock, Federer and Nadal expected, live matches

TENNIS.  Laver Cup 2022: Ruud crunches Sock, Federer and Nadal expected, live matches

LAVER CUP 2022. It’s time for the Laver Cup 2022 in London with Roger Federer’s farewell to the world of tennis at night. The tournament live. For this first game, Ruud takes over from Sock (6-4)

The essential

  • The Laver Cup 2022 kicks off this Friday, September 23 with the first game on the programme. The world number 2 and finalist of the last US Open, Casper Ruud, opposes the American Jack Sock. The Norwegian won the first set (6-4)
  • As a highlight of the evening, double Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is highly anticipated. It will be the last match of the Swiss’s career, which he announced his retirement from, on the ATP circuit. The two rivals and friends will face the American couple Sock/Tiafoe.
  • Follow the Laver Cup 2022 live and in full with all the matches and live results.

Live

15:39 – Ruud makes a good hit

After a forehand attack, the Norwegian finished off the point with great authority (30-00). Sock experiences a dietary crash related to his physique.

15:38 – Sock catches up with Ruud in this second round of the Laver Cup (6-4, 4-4)

The American can clench his fist. In a game that started very poorly, Sock found the resources and solutions to get back to Ruud’s level.

15:37 – Sock shows resistance against Ruud

The American returned to the fight and is offered a game point after adding three points in the standings (40-30).

15:35 – Sock has his back to the wall facing Ruud

At your service, the American is badly embarked (00-30). Team Europe’s representative in this Laver Cup decided to accelerate and press more in the middle of this second set.

15:34 – Sock changes racket

After more than an hour, the American broke a rope. There is a small break in this Laver Cup. Ruud scored the first point on Stock’s serve (00-15).

15:32 – Ruud gets away with Sock (6-4, 4-3)

Despite the draw, the Norwegian played his best shots at the best of times! The American blames himself for missing a big opportunity, but he couldn’t counter the power of the world number 2. The European team remains the leader in this Laver Cup.

15:30 – Ruud gets into trouble

The Norwegian commits his first double fault (40-40).

15:28 – Sock has an opening on Ruud’s serve

The Norwegian moves a little less well in the middle of the second set! Will Sock take advantage of the lead in this second round (30-30)?

15:26 – Sock holds off Ruud (6-4, 3-3)

The American took advantage of two errors in the lap of the world number 2 to draw again in this second day of the Laver Cup.

15:24 – Sock goes to the net to finish the points

Before the fine defense of Ruud, the American found the parade to overwhelm his rival (40-15).

15:22 – Ruud scores another shutout in this Laver Cup (6-4, 3-2)

The Norwegian finishes this game thanks to a magnificent acceleration on the forehand. The sock is completely outdated.

15:21 – Ruud makes it rain aces

The Norwegian has already scored five. Sock only recorded one!

15:20 – Ruud plays with the lines in this Laver Cup

More precise, the Norwegian overwhelms Sock thanks to his precision from the baseline (30-00).

15:18 – Sock stays level with Ruud (6-4, 2-2)

After an hour of play, the American, who lost the first set of this Laver Cup, defends himself admirably against the world number 2! This time, he is a missed lob from his opponent allowing Sock to validate his service game.

15:17 – Sock clings to Ruud

Overall worse than the Norwegian, the American showed resilience thanks to the quality of his serve (40-15).

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Where is the Laver Cup 2022 taking place?

If the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup took place at the TD Garden in Boston (USA), the 2022 Laver Cup will take place atlondon o2 arena (England). The editions take place alternately in Europe and in the rest of the world.

Which teams are in the Laver Cup?

During the Laver Cup, two teams compete: Europe and the rest of the world.

World Team:

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • taylor fritz
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Alex de Minaur
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • sock
  • Tommy Paul (alternate)
  • John McEnroe (captain)
  • Patrick McEnroe (vice-captain)

European Team:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • casper ruud
  • Roger Federer
  • Andy Murray
  • Matthew Berrettini (substitute)
  • Bjorn Borg (captain)
  • Thomas Engqvist (vice-captain)

What is the Laver Cup?

A kind of Ryder Cup of tennis, the Laver Cup is a clash between Europe and the rest of the world. His name refers to the tennis legend, Rod Laver. The 2022 Laver Cup is the fifth edition. Each team consists of six players, two of whom are chosen by the captain (bjorn borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world), the other four players qualify by their ATP ranking.

On the Laver Cup program: three singles matches and one doubles match over three days. If the matches of the first day are worth 1 point, those of the second day 2 points and those of the third day 3 points. The matches take place in 2 sets with, possibly, a long tie-break of 10 points in case of equality. The first team to score 13 points out of a possible 24 is declared the winner. In case of a tie at 12-12, the teams decide after a decisive doubles match in one set.

During the Laver Cup, each player is required to play at least one singles match during the first 2 days and a player cannot play more than 2 times, in singles, during the 3 days. For doubles matches, at least 4 players per team must play and a pair can only be selected once (except in the case of 12-12).

In the Laver Cup list, Europe won the first four editions (2020 was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

What channel transmits the Laver Cup?

Laver Cup Television Rights Holder, be in sports broadcast the event from the first edition.

What is the Laver Cup schedule?

During the three-day competition, the six players selected by the captains (Bjorn Borg for Europe and John McEnroe for the rest of the world) compete in singles and doubles matches. This is the schedule for the 2022 Laver Cup:

  • Friday September 23: three singles matches and then a doubles match
  • Saturday September 24: three singles matches and then a doubles match
  • Sunday September 25: one doubles match and then three singles matches

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