"I had two great coaches, one on the court and one of the sideline (Nadal) telling me what to do every point," said German Zverev. "It was perfect. I could shut down my brain a little bit and do what they told me."
Holders Europe are the favorites to defend the title this year.
Last time, Team Europe won the 2018 edition 13-8 in Chicago.
Meanwhile, the scoring system sees one point awarded for each win on the first day (Friday), two points allotted for each victory on the second day, and three points being offered in each match on Sunday's final day.