New father John Isner falls at Laver Cup

Roger Federer defeats John Isner to leave Europe on the brink of success over Team World at the Laver Cup

But there was disappointment with world number 3 Novak Djokovic who was no match for Kevin Anderson.

In the two other singles matches, Federer registered a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Kyrgios, while Zverev was forced to save a match point against the US's John Isner before prevailing 3-6, 7-6, 10-7. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic teamed up as partners for the first time in their decorated careers on Friday night.

Mind you, most of these guys are big-time futbol fans, and when time allows - and it apparently does - Schwartzman, Djokovic and their cohorts don't mind kicking around the (tennis) ball.

Federer and Djokovic didn't have quite the same buzzing chemistry like Federer had with Rafael Nadal a year ago.

As the new kid on the block, the Laver Cup trophy doesn't yet carry the same sort of mystique as the Stanley Cup or the Ryder Cup, but, make no mistake, this is no ordinary trinket up for grabs.

Earlier today, the British, Kyle Edmund defeated Sock 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 in the singles event.

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Team World remain just two points behind their European rivals after a clean sweep in the night session of the Laver Cup made it 7-5 in Chicago.

Europe needs only 13 points to take the title, which is being held for the second time.

Team World's frustration came to the boil with some vintage grumbling at the chair umpire from captain John McEnroe and Kyrgios over a disputed line call.

The Swiss superstar comfortably dispatched a risky threat in Nick Kyrgios earlier in the day and Alex Zverev recorded a victory over John Isner in a nail-biter that ended 10-7 in the deciding tie-breaker, leaving Team Europe on 7 points. If the players split sets, they go straight to a 10-point tiebreaker.

And let's be honest: as fun as this competition is, it won't be more than a glorified exhibition until its insane point system is revamped (currently the matches on the second day are inexplicably worth twice as much as on Friday and Sunday's finales are worth three times as much as Friday's).

Djokovic, victor of the past two grand slam titles, double-faulted on set point to give the South African the advantage.

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