Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev win on day 1

Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev played together for the first time during the 2018 Laver Cup in Chicago

Roger and Alexander ousted Jack Sock and Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 7-5 in an hour and 37 minutes to

Unlike a year ago, Federer and Zverev made no mistakes in front of the Swiss crowd

They stole the rivals' serve three times and fended off an incredible 15 out of 16 break chances to

They wasted three break points and faced only one that was enough to propel Roger and Alexander

Shapovalov got broken in the next one following a double fault that sent Team Europe into a 3

Zverev fired a service winner to erase a break chance in the fifth game and keep his

The German served again at 5-3 and seized the fifth set point after an unreturned serve for 6

Alexander confirmed the lead after saving two break points in game two

Still, the home star lost serve at 4-3 to bring the rivals back to the positive side

It was just around the corner, as Alexander experienced a massive test on his serve at 4-5

The German played against six break points and stayed calm to deny them and lock the result

Federer served at 6-5 and produced a commanding hold to send his team 3-1 after the opening