The evening session on day three at the 2019 Laver Cup will continue on Sunday, September 22 as the tournament moves towards its grand finale. Get the latest Roger Federer v John Isner & Alexander Zverev v Milos Raonic tips and predictions with their previews with these two matches acting as title-deciders for this match-up between Team World and Team Europe.Get the best odds for the Laver Cup 2019 with 888Sport here.
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Roger Federer v John Isner Preview
In the third match of the day, Team Europe’s Roger Federer will be up against John Isner and by the looks of the first two matches might go on this third day, this could well be a question of make or break for Team World. And the onus will be on the American Isner to ensure he has all the answers at what Federer throws at him.
And it’s not like Isner hasn’t beaten Federer, he has, and done it twice in fact. The first time came at a Davis Cup match way back in 2012 where Isner registered a win in four sets, and that was followed by a tough, three-set battle at the Paris Masters four years ago.
However, Federer’s made a solid comeback in the last three years or so, winning their previous Laver Cup tie in 2018 and then defeating an injured Isner at the final of the Miami Masters. It was in this final that Isner was left with a fitness issue that kept him out for a few months and he hasn’t seemed the same since he returned to tennis.
Other than a title win at Newport, Isner hasn’t won more than two matches at any of the competitions he’s played in and Federer will be looking to full toll of that. Once he has taken care of that booming Isner service that is.
Tip: Federer to win: 4/11 with 888Sport
Alexander Zverev v Milos Raonic Preview
The final match of the Laver Cup 2019 will have Germany’s Alexander Zverev hoping he can pull off a win to help his side win the title but the big question is whether we will get to this stage. Because if his team can win two of the first three matches of the day, then the tournament ends there.
Raonic, his opponent won’t want that given he holds an edge over the German world number six, with a 2-1 head to head record. And that loss came on clay, which shouldn’t count for much on indoor courts. On such a surface that’s quicker than most others, Raonic could retain that advantage with his quick serves, something that was on display at Wimbledon 2017.
The Canadian had taken Zverev down in an exciting five-setter that year and has followed it up with a straight-set win at the Australian Open earlier this year. Zverev is also coming off a few form issues that include just one semi-final appearance since his title win at Geneva in May and three overall this year.
What we could see is a repeat of the Zverev-Isner match where the German fought hard but went down in the final Super Tiebreaker.
Tip: Raonic to win 8/11 with 888Sport