The World team, led by captain John McEnroe, leads with 4:0 points against the Europe team, led by Björn Borg, after the first day of the sixth edition of the Laver Cup tournament.
At Rogers Arena in the Canadian city of Vancouver, the hosts won all three of their singles matches as well as their doubles match to take a very big step towards winning the match for the second consecutive year.
The start of the successful series for the world team was given by the American Ben Shelton, who beat the Frenchman Arthur Fiss 7:6(4), 6:1 in just 79 minutes of play.
The Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo stayed on the court a little longer, who beat the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in an hour and 40 minutes after 6:3, 7:5.
The European team failed to take a set even after the third game, in which the veteran Gael Monfils lost 4:6, 3:6 to the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassim.
In the doubles match, which closed the program on the first day, Americans Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul defeated Artur Fiss and Russian Andrey Rublev 6:3, 4:6, 10:6.
To win the Laver Cup, each of the two teams must reach 13 points. On the first day of the tournament, each victory brings 1 point, on the second day – 2 points, and on the third day, each success is worth 3 points.
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