FED­ERER, NADAL WIN, KEEP EUROPE AHEAD AT LAVER CUP

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

Roger Fed­erer and Rafael Nadal won their sin­gles matches Satur­day to help Team Europe re­tain its lead over Team World on Day 2 of the Laver Cup in Geneva.

Us­ing some court­side coach­ing from Nadal, Fed­erer ral­lied late and raised his game in the de­ci­sive su­per-tiebreaker to beat Nick Kyrgios 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-7 in the af­ter­noon ses­sion.

Nadal opened the evening ses­sion by beat­ing Mi­los Raonic 6-3, 7-6 (1), and was quickly back on court part­ner­ing Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas in the day's dou­bles rub­ber. Kyrgios and Jack Sock won that match 6-4, 3-6, 10-6, scor­ing two key points for the world team which trails Europe 7-5 ahead of the fi­nal four matches Sun­day.

John Is­ner be­gan Satur­day's play with a win for Team World, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-1 over Alexan­der Zverev.

Amer­i­can Sofia Kenin beat 2011 U.S. Open cham­pion Sam Sto­sur 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2 in the fi­nal of the Guangzhou In­ter­na­tional in China for her third WTA sin­gles ti­tle of the year.

Top-seeded Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-1 to reach the fi­nal of the To­ray Pan Pa­cific Open in Tokyo.

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