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2017

Team World 29, Team Americas 24

Hewitt/Kyrgios def. Roddick/Sock 5-4

Hewitt def. Roddick 5-4

Muguruza/Nishikori def. Williams/Del Potro 5-3

Williams def. Muguruza 5-4

Kyrgios def. Sock 5-4

Nishikori def. Del Potro 5-4

 

The stars of world tennis were on display at the 10th Anniversary BNP Paribas Showdown on World Tennis Day. Fittingly, the World Team defeated Team Americas by a score of 29-24 in a new and exciting team-based format.

Six tightly contested matches were played at Madison Square Garden with five of them going to a tiebreaker. In the opening match of the evening, Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios topped Americans Andy Roddick and Jack Sock 5-4. The World captain Hewitt then defeated his old rival Roddick in a singles match to increase his team's lead to 10-8.

The World made it 3/3 when Garbine Muguruza and Kei Nishikori topped Juan Martin del Potro and Venus Williams 5-3 in mixed doubles but the Americas got on the board when Williams overcame Muguruza in a see-saw 5-4 affair. Leading 19-16, the World Team pulled away with singles wins from Kyrgios over Sock and Nishikori over Del Potro to capture the team event.

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