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Federer beats Isner to keep Europe in contention at Laver Cup

Federer beats Isner to keep Europe in contention at Laver Cup

22/09/2019 at 23:23Updated 23/09/2019 at 04:44

Roger Federer held off John Isner winning 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reduce the World lead to one point in the Laver Cup and force a deciding match.

With 13 needed for victory, the World team led by John McEnroe now hold an 11-10 lead over Bjorn Borg's European side.

A meeting between world number six Alexander Zverev and Canada's Milos Raonic (world number 24) will now decide the third edition of the Laver Cup.

In a match with few break opportunities, Federer secured the crucial advantage in the fifth game of the first set to the delight of long-time nemesis Rafa Nadal watching at courtside.

Isner's best chance came in the last game of the second set when he forged his lone break point of the match, but the Swiss master held out and then dominated the tie break.

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