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Stefanos Tsitsipas extends Team Europe’s lead on team world

Last updated: September 24, 2022, 01:48 AM IST

Stefanos Tsitsipas (IANS)

Stefanos Tsitsipas (IANS)

World No 6 Tsitsipas produced a relentless performance to sideline Team World’s Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 to give Team Europe a 2-0 lead at the O2 Arena in London

World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas extended Team Europe’s lead at the Laver Cup on Friday when he put in a relentless performance to sideline Team World’s Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1.

In front of a packed crowd at The O2, the Greek was in control from the first point and overpowered the Argentine with his brutal forehand to take his side to a 2-0 lead against Team World.

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Tsitsipas scored 17 winners and made only six unforced errors to seal the win after 77 minutes. The 24-year-old has now won all three matches he has played in the Laver Cup, while improving to 4-2 in his ATP Head to Head series against Schwartzman.

Earlier, in the first game, Casper Ruud got Team Europe off to a winning start by beating Team World’s Jack Sock 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.

The world No. 2 has now won eight of his past nine matches after progressing to his second Grand Slam final at the US Open earlier this month.

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