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Laver Cup 2022 LIVE: Latest tennis updates from final day

Laver Cup 2022 LIVE: Latest tennis updates from final day
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Roger Federer says goodbye to tennis in tears

Team World made a stunning comeback on the final day to shock Team Europe and win the Laver Cup for the first time, giving Roger Federer the last tournament of his career.

The world team, who had lost all four previous editions of the Laver Cup, needed to win three out of four games to defeat the European team but swept a dramatic day to upset the odds at the O2 Arena in London. The script was flipped in style after the first two games of the day. After beating Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini in doubles, Felix Auger-Aliassime put on an impressive performance in singles to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-6.

The world needed just one more win to win the Laver Cup, and Frances Tiafoe produced it with a thrilling comeback win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, where he saved four match points and won two tiebreaks. It came after Federer waved a tearful farewell to tennis after his emotional defeat alongside Rafael Nadal on the opening night of a special tennis weekend.

Relive the action from the final day of the Laver Cup:

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Laver Cup 2022: TEAM WORLD WINS THE LAVER CUP!

Frances Tiafoe and Felix Auger-Aliassime were the Player of the Day for Team World. Tiafoe was just immense in beating Tsitsipas after the Greek showed great tennis to win the first set 6-1.

Tiafoe: “Our captain Johnny Mac was tired of losing, he’s been dropping F-bombs all week and said we’ve got to get it down this year. I’ve been saying all week this is our year. guys showed up. Felix beat Novak today. Jack (Sock) and Felix played incredible twos today.

“It wasn’t just me, but I showed a lot of heart to make this happen. I got my ass kicked for a while but I kept going. That’s big, we’re going to celebrate big tonight.”

Tiafoe later said they would still leave at 6:20 am.

(Getty Images for the Laver Cup)

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Laver Cup 2022: TEAM WORLD WINS THE LAVER CUP!

Rod Laver will now present the Laver Cup to Team World. It’s tough, but the O2 turned red in an incredible turn. This weekend has always been special because of Federer but hopefully that seals the Laver Cup’s place on the calendar – it’s an exciting format when it’s as close and competitive as it is today.

(Getty Images for the Laver Cup)

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Laver Cup 2022: TEAM WORLD WINS THE LAVER CUP!

Federer: “I didn’t expect to speak, so I don’t have a speech ready. Congratulations to Team World, great comeback. I was very confident to get in today. My team was fantastic. I enjoyed every minute. It was emotional at times. I hope I didn’t let the team lose but I had a great time so I can’t thank you enough for that. Thanks to Björn, thanks to Rod Laver. I will be in Vancouver next year.”

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Laver Cup 2022: TEAM WORLD WINS THE LAVER CUP!

There will be a word or two from Bjorn Bjorg, captain of the European team. “Congratulations. Great tennis, great games. You were too good for us.”

But here is Roger Federer…

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Laver Cup 2022: TEAM WORLD WINS THE LAVER CUP!

Amazing scenes in London. Not many people gave the world team a chance, especially after Djokovic won his two games last night.

The European team is gutted. Tsitsipas had four match points against Tiafoe. Murray lost both of his matches.

But it was a special tennis weekend that made for a night to remember on Friday as Federer played his final match.

Tonight brought the emotions, today brought the drama. When it comes down to it right, the Laver Cup can certainly deliver.

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Laver Cup 2022: TEAM WORLD WINS THE LAVER CUP!

“It’s been a long time,” says world captain John McEnroe. “We’ve been beaten up a few times. It looked like we were in trouble. This is a great group of young people.”

What a tennis weekend that was.

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Laver Cup 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1 6-7 (8-10) Frances Tiafoe – TEAM WORLD WIN THE LAVER CUP!

Unbelievable. What a turnaround for the world team today. They had to win three out of four games – and they won all three!

They lost that tournament last year 14-1. They faced issues of the tournament without competition. What an answer.

These are scenes that you don’t always see in tennis.

(AFP via Getty Images)

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Laver Cup 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1 6-7 (8-10) Frances Tiafoe – TEAM WORLD WIN THE LAVER CUP!

Breathtaking! This has got to be one of the best (two) tiebreaks I’ve ever seen. It’s amazing by Tiafoe. How did he turn the match?!

It means the villains have beaten the superheroes. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray are beaten.

The world team loves that after four losses in this tournament. It’s her first win.

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Laver Cup 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas 6: 1 6: 7 (8:10) Frances Tiafoe – game, set and win!

Oooof. It’s 8-6 again. Tsitsipas gets the big serve and then Tiafoe cuts the net cord. The mass rally behind Tsitsipas and Europe. And then Tiafoe frames his forehand, she shoots skyward! Now it’s only 8-7!

Tsitsipas goes far with the forehand! It’s match point, Laver Cup point!

And Tiafoe went for the winner with the second serve – but it goes far!

He gets another chance!

AND YOU DID IT! THE WORLD DID IT! Tiafoe pushes back Tsitsipas with his forehand and the Greek nets! Everything is over!

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Laver Cup 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1 6-7 Frances Tiafoe – tie break

Tiafoe gets the mini break and thunders an ace for a 6-4 lead!

AND TIAFOE DOES IT AGAIN! This is one of the most incredible shots I’ve ever seen!

Tiafoe first finds an incredible Curling Lob. Tsitsipas responds with a tweener, but then Tiafoe produces a magic forehand past Tsitsipas! It’s so so good from Tiafoe!

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