Roger Federer thumps Nick Kyrgios with absolute masterclass

They may not have had chemistry on the court but off the court Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were chummy

Under the scoring system for the Laver Cup, victories on day two are worth two points each, with victories on day three rising to three points.

After the game, the duo sat on the bench during the break and had a light time discussing the moment and Federer was quick to say that this is why they don't play doubles as both laughed it off.

"It's not easy playing one of the best players of all time, but what an incredible atmosphere", said Anderson afterwards.

Sock put the pair on match point with a superb volley, leaving Kyrgios to serve out the match and narrow Team Europe's lead to 7-5.

Heading into Saturday's match, 14-time grand slam victor Djokovic held a 6-1 career advantage, including a 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Anderson in July at Wimbledon. If the players split sets, they go straight to a 10-point tiebreaker.

"Kevin was so well prepared for this, we needed this bad", said World captain John McEnroe.

Roger Feder and Novak Djokovic celebrate a won point
Roger Feder and Novak Djokovic celebrate a won point

World number two Federer was barely ruffled as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nick Kyrgios at Chicago's United Center.

During the contest, Djokovic accidentally smashed a forehand into Federer's lower back, much to the amusement of the crowd. "Usually you need matches to get going and play your best in the third round or quarters of a tournament".

American Sock and Australian Nick Kyrgios combined to win the doubles match finale, beating Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin of Belgium 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic, who has won the last two Grand Slams to move to within six of Federer's record tally, missed the inaugural tournament previous year due to an elbow injury.

Earlier in the day, Federer and German Alexander Zverev sparked Europe by winning their singles matches, the Swiss rolling past Kyrgios 6-3 6-2.

But, the American and South African pair came back stronger in the second set and took it 6-3 to take the game into a tie-breaker.

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