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 in the evening. The tournament live. For this first match, Ruud takes over Sock (6-4)

The essential

  • Start of the Laver Cup 2022 this Friday, September 23 with a first match on the program. The world number 2 and finalist of the last US Open, Casper Ruud, is opposed to the American Jack Sock. The Norwegian wins the first set (6-4)
  • At the high point of the evening, the double of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is eagerly awaited. It will be the very last match of the Swiss career, who announced his retirement, on the ATP circuit. The two rivals and friends will be pitted against the American pair Sock/Tiafoe.
  • Follow the Laver Cup 2022 live and in full with all matches and live scores.


15:39 – Ruud makes a nice smash

After a forehand attack, the Norwegian finished the point with great authority (30-00). Sock is experiencing a drop in diet linked to his physique.

15:38 – Sock recalled to Ruud in this second leg of the Laver Cup (6-4, 4-4)

The American can clench his fist. In a badly filed game, Sock found the resources and the solutions to return to Ruud’s height.

15:37 – Sock shows resilience against Ruud

The American returned to the fight and offers himself a game point after scoring three points in rank (40-30).

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

On his service, the American is badly embarked (00-30). The representative of Team Europe in this Laver Cup decided to accelerate and put more pressure in the middle of this second set.

15:34 – Change of racket sock

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 a tie, the Norwegian played his best shots at the best of times! The American blames himself for missing a great opportunity, but he was unable to counter the power of the world number 2. Team Europe remains in the lead in this Laver Cup.

15:30 – Ruud gets into trouble

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

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

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

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

The American took advantage of two errors in return from the world number 2 to come back to level in this second round of the Laver Cup.

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

Faced with the fine defense of Ruud, the American found the parade to overwhelm his opponent (40-15).

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

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

15:21 – Ruud makes aces cry

The Norwegian in one already registered five. Chaussette is registered only one!

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

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

15:18 – Chaussette 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 No. 2! This time, it’s a missed lob from his opponent that allows 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 service (40-15).


Where is the Laver Cup 2022 taking place?

If the 2021 edition of the Laver Cup took place at 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 against each other: Europe and the rest of the world.

Team World:

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Taylor Fritz
  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Alex de Minaure
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • Jack Sock
  • Tommy Paul (sub)
  • John McEnroe (captain)
  • Patrick McEnroe (vice-captain)

European team:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Casper Ruud
  • Roger Federer
  • Andy Murray
  • Matteo Berrettini (substitute)
  • Bjorn Borg (captain)
  • Thomas Engqvist (vice-captain)

What is the Laver Cup?

A sort of tennis Ryder Cup, the Laver Cup is a clash between Europe and the rest of the world. Its name refers to tennis legend, Rod Laver. The Laver Cup 2022 is the fifth edition. Each team consists of six players, two of which 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 program of the Laver Cup: 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 meetings take place in 2 sets with, possibly, a long tie-break of 10 points in the event of equality. The first team to score 13 points out of a possible 24 is declared the winner. In the event of a tie at 12-12, the teams decide after a decisive doubles match in one set.

During the Laver Cup, each player is obliged 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 case of 12-12).

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

Which channel broadcasts the Laver Cup?

Laver Cup TV rights holder, Be in sports broadcasts the event from the first edition.

What is the schedule for the Laver Cup?

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. Here is the schedule for the Laver Cup 2022:

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

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