The Laver Cup is without a doubt one of the most prestigious tennis competitions in the world. Every year, it gathers the best players in the sport and pits them against each other in a Team Europe vs. Team World format.
Indeed, over the years, its star-studded lineup has provided fans with some of the most unforgettable tennis moments. Nick Kyrgios, an Australian maverick and member of Team World, recently recounted his favorite moments from the Laver Cup.
In the Laver Cup, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have played as a team and as doubles partners. However, when it comes to tennis entertaining, the bad boy of tennis is the first to spring to mind.
The 26-year-old remembers meeting NBA legend Scottie Pippen in the Chicago edition of the competition as a memorable moment. He also featured Roger Federer’s appearance at the Chicago Bean’s Media Day.
Nick Kyrgios talks about Laver Cup
The video, which was part of Episode 8 of this year’s Laver Cup, was fully focused on one of Kyrgios’ best moments of the event. He talked about his time at the Chicago Takeover in that video.
“That was one of, probably, my favorite weeks of the Laver Cup,” Kyrgios said.
“You know, I had to fly there early and got to meet Scottie Pippen as well as spending another day with Roger in Chicago, seeing some of the best sites.”
In addition, the Australian international discussed his Media Day encounter with Roger Federer. He talked about how he learned so much while being surrounded by legends.
“We went to the Bean, yeah, we had an amazing Media Day there,” Kyrgios added.
“Honestly, I picked and studied Pippen’s brain for two hours, and I asked him some more questions. I just wanted to learn what he was about, his experiences, and obviously, having successful athletes like that around me, you know, I learned so much.”
Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud, and Feliciano Lopez make up Team Europe at the Laver Cup 2021. (Alternate). Their captain is tennis legend Bjorn Borg.
Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Reilly Opelka, John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, and Jack Sock (Alternate) are part of Team World, which is led by John McEnroe.