Zverev completes Laver Cup win for Europe

Alexander Zverev snatched the Laver Cup for Team Europe as he beat Canada's Milos Raonic in the final rubber of three days of action in Geneva on Sunday.

With Australia's Nick Kyrgios and Rafa Nadal both withdrawing at the start of the day through injury and Roger Federer suffering a doubles defeat, it looked as though John McEnroe's Team World would take the title.

But after Federer beat John Isner, Germany's Zverev kept his cool in an electrifying atmosphere to beat Raonic 6-4 3-6 10-4.

It gave Europe a 13-11 overall win and sparked wild celebrations with captain Bjorn Borg, Federer and Nadal racing on to the charcoal-coloured court to swamp Zverev.

"It was an unbelievable weekend," Zverev told ATP.com

"My team was screaming at me in the locker room before the match tie-break, saying this is how I could turn my season around.

"Without all of these guys on the bench, I couldn't have done it. This is very special, especially playing in front of those guys and having them trust me to play the last match."

Borg's Europe have now won the title in each of the three years the team event has been staged.

"Team World came once again very close but we won the right points and had maybe a little bit of luck," Swede Borg said.

"I'm very proud of my team, they did a hell of a job. I'm a very happy captain."

The event, sanctioned by the men's ATP tour for the first time this year, will be staged in Boston in 2020.

News Corp Australia

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