The Laver Cup 2019 enters its third and final day with Team Europe leading 7-5 over Team World. There are four matches scheduled for the final day and while the leaders need two wins to seal the cup, Team World need to win three of them.
The day was initially supposed to start with a blockbuster doubles encounter where Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer would pair up against John Isner and Jack Sock. However, Nadal has pulled out due to an injury on his wrist, and Stefanos Tsitsipas will replace the Spaniard.
Another high-profile encounter that was actually scheduled for the day was the singles match between Nadal and Australian star Nick Kyrgios. However, Nadal’s injury has forced him to withdraw from this match as well, and he will be replaced by Dominic Thiem.
Kyrgios has also pulled out due to an injury, and he will now be replaced by Taylor Fritz.
Federer will then feature in the third match of the day. He will be up against John Isner and if Team Europe win their first two encounters today, the Swiss will have the chance to win the tournament for his side in front of the home crowd.
Alexander Zverev and Milos Raonic will play the fourth and last match of the day, and of the tournament. Today’s action will start at 12 PM local time (6 PM SGT) and will be played in a single session, unlike the first two days of the competition.
Here is the Laver Cup 2019 Day 3 schedule in full:
Match 1 (12 PM local time; 6 PM SGT)
Roger Federer/Stefanos Tsitsipas (Europe) vs John Isner/Jack Sock (World)
Dominic Thiem (Europe) vs Taylor Fritz (World)
Roger Federer (Europe) vs John Isner (World)
Alexander Zverev (Europe) vs Milos Raonic (World)
NOTE: Matches 2, 3 & 4’s timings will vary according to the length of the match that precedes them. Every win carries 3 points today.
Captain McEnroe tasks Kyrgios with stopping the Nadal stampede.
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 21, 2019