Kevin Anderson avenged his Wimbledon final defeat by besting Novak Djokovic as Team World came roaring back on day two of the Laver Cup.
The South African suffered a heartbreaking straight sets loss to Djokovic at SW19, but now has two wins over the Serbian in two days after his doubles success over him and Roger Federer on the opening night of the competition.
It was a much-needed win for Team World, who looked close to the point of no return doing into the day’s evening session.
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Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev had earlier beaten Nick Kyrgios and John Isner respectively to give Team Europe a command 7-1 lead.
However, the evening session belonged to Team World with Anderson’s 7-6 5-7 6-10 win over Djokovic followed by Kyrgios and Sock beating Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin 6-3 6-4 in the doubles.
It all promises a fascinating final day, where each win is worth three points, with the score poised delicately at 7-5 in Team Europe’s favour.
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Roger Federer/Alexander Zverev v John Isner/Jack Sock
Roger Federer v John Isner
Alexander Zverev v Kevin Anderson
Novak Djokovic v Nick Kyrgios
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