Laver Cup: Anderson-Sock see off Federer-Djokovic in doubles tieLast updated on Sep 22, 2018, 12:31 pm
A lot was expected from the dream pairing of Djokovic and Federer in the Laver Cup.
The tennis stars with a total of 34 Grand Slam titles between them represented Team Europe.
But they were handed a shocking loss by Team World's Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson.
Despite the loss, Team Europe leads Team World by a 3-1 margin.
Sock-Anderson seal a thriller
Team Europe seals all three singles matches
For Team Europe, the likes of Grigor Dimitrov, David Goffin and Kyle Edmund all won their respective singles matches to give them a 3-0 lead.
Dimitrov defeated Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-4,
Team Europe, then, won another tie when David Goffin saved two match points to beat Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 4-6, 11-9.
Another close match saw Edmund beat Sock 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.
Federer, Djokovic pipped in doubles
Sock and Anderson came together to topple Djokovic-Federer 6-7, 6-3, 10-6.
Federer had previously won in the event alongside Spaniard Rafael Nadal in 2017.
But with Djokovic, he wasn't able to repeat a similar show.
Djokovic also drilled a forehand shot into Federer's back, prompting laughter all around.
In the end, they fell short and will look to make up in the singles matches.
Laver Cup: Know about the tournament
The Laver Cup is taking place in USA for the first time.
The event will wrap up on Sunday as it sees the world's best players square up against each other.
This is the second edition of the Laver Cup. Last year it was held in Czech Republic.
The tourney is based on golf's Ryder Cup and is named after Aussie legend Rod Laver.