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Fabio Fognini suffers embarrassing defeat in the Laver Cup after ticking off from Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal  World number 11 Fabio Fognini lost to world number 210 Jack Sock on Friday Team-mates Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal gave him a pep talk mid-match  However Sock, who hasn't won a game this season, got the upset victory

By Mike Dickson for MailOnline

Published: 17:27 BST, 20 September 2019 | Updated: 17:27 BST, 20 September 2019

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Not even a ticking off from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could save Fabio Fognini from an embarrassing defeat that levelled up the opening stages of the Laver Cup.

The match between Team Europe and Team World was left at 1-1 after the Italian number suffered a shock 6-1 7-6 loss against American Jack Sock, who had not previously won a singles match all year.

At the 5-4 changeover in the second set both Federer and Nadal came off the team bench to urge world number eleven Fognini to lift his game against a well-upholstered opponent. Sock currently languishes at 210 in the singles rankings and was picked for his

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