Sock, Kyrgios pumped up to be teammates again for Laver Cup

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The tennis greats, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic team up to play the Laver Cup doubles against the American Jack Sock and South Africa's Kevin Anderson in Chicago.

On day two, Team Europe's Alexander Zverev, Federer and Djokovic will face John Isner, Nick Kyrgios and Anderson in the singles before Goffin and Dimitrov team up to face Sock and Kyrgios in the doubles. "It was an awesome atmosphere", Goffin said. Both teams clearly wanted to win in Prague, but Team World seemed at least as interested in staging epic celebrations as it did in getting the best of Team Europe.

Three ATP Masters events are held on clay as well as several smaller tournaments in the build up to the French Open and Federer said if he does opt to play the clay-court season it will require a significant tweak of his training regime.

There are no plans for the trophy to go on a Stanley Cup-like tour with the players, but don't be surprised to see players drinking Champagne from it after Sunday's final.

Team World remain just two points behind their European rivals after a clean sweep in the night session of the Laver Cup made it 7-5 in Chicago.

While Djokovic, 31, now has 14 major wins to his name.

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Even though matches are worth just one point on Friday, Team Europe is not wasting any time sending quite a doubles pairing to the court.

Anderson beat his Serbian opponent 7-6, 5-7 10-6, blasting 17 aces past the world number three.

Sock and Anderson won the tiebreaker after Federer double faulted to give Team World a key 5-4 lead.

Edmund then raced to a 7-2 lead in the 10-point tie-breaker that is used in the Laver Cup when the first two sets are split.

Team World's frustration came to the boil with some vintage grumbling at the chair umpire from captain John McEnroe and Kyrgios over a disputed line call.

Federer's win left Europe 10-8 ahead with two more singles rubbers left to play. A one-set doubles match will determine the victor if points are level on Sunday.

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