Roger Federer, well-placed in the stands, had something to smile about on Friday night. Spectator of the Laver Cup, the Swiss attended a very high level match, in which the Italian Matteo Berrettini (25) finally emerged victorious against Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-7 , 7-5, 10-8), after a great tie-break, a feature of the competition. After Casper Ruud’s inaugural victory over Reilly Opelka, Europe now leads 2-0 against the rest of the world.
Friday night’s splendid game kept raising the viewer at Boston’s TD Garden. In the first set, despite two chances to finish 5-4, Felix Auger-Aliassime was pushed to a tie-break, which he eventually won, after his eighth set set 7-6  ! Berrettini’s resistance paid off in the second set, which he won with tweezers, getting the Canadian’s serve 6-5.
The game was then played in a “super tie-break”, a feature of the Laver Cup. This third express set, played in 10 points, was finally recruited by Berrettini, in his first game point. Thanks to this victory, Europe added two points before the last game of the first day: Rublev against Schwartzman.