Putting aside all the excitement and the unique format of this tennis tournament, it was pretty clear from the beginning that the outcome may put Team Europe at a safe distance from World Team. Having Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal within its formula would definitely help the cause. Moreover, Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych are also inside the pot.

On the other side, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock had to put up their top game to give their team a chance. The interesting aspect of this tournament is how a win is being counted. A three-day span of the event means that the first day's win earns a single point, The second day's session doubles up the reward while the third day will bring each team a three points prize for winning a match.

With that in mind, the first day saw Team Europe putting its grip on power after earning a 3-1 lead.

Roger Federer sailed past Sam Querrey

Given the number of players each team can use throughout the tournament, Laver Cup's organizers came up with a great rule. Thus, a player cannot be involved in more than two singles matches. That makes the Saturday session the most appealing one as Roger Federer started the day facing Sam Querrey. Although there were some doubts about his level of fitness, the 36-year old Swiss tennis icon made a perfect match dispatching Querrey in straight sets 6-4 6-2. Winning his opening match, Federer increased the lead for his team as the score sheet displayed a 5-1 leverage.

The second rubber of the session had Rafael Nadal opposing to Jack Sock. After winning the opening set by 6-3, the Spaniard saw Sock racing from behind to level the score by winning the set also by 6-3.

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The rules of this tournament stat that in the event of a tie there won't be the third set. Instead, the super tiebreak ( first to 10) has been implemented for the contest. Rafael Nadal had to fight hard to edge the young American player. In the end, he skidded past Sock after 11-9 in the super tiebreak. Thus, the overall score became 7-1 for the European side of the tournament.

Federer to team up with Nadal

The closing event of the day will witness a long-awaited doubles partnership as Roger Federer will join Rafael Nadal to fight against Sam Querrey/ Jack Sock pair. A historic doubles match that will put two of the greatest players in the same half of the tennis court for the first time. These two combined are covering more than a decade of tennis history. Their records go beyond any sense of belief while packing a staggering 35 Grand Slam titles under the common umbrella.