Stefanos Tsitsipas, a Greek tennis player, had a fantastic weekend at the Laver Cup, which he now considers his favourite tournament. Tsitsipas, who is rated third in the world, was instrumental in Team Europe’s victory over Team World.
What’s your favorite tournament?— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@steftsitsipas) September 28, 2021
Please don’t ask me again.— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@steftsitsipas) September 28, 2021
Tsitsipas defeated Nick Kyrgios in straight sets
Tsitsipas teamed up with Andrey Rublev to defeat Kyrgios and John Isner in his lone doubles encounter. With a 14-1 victory over Team World, Team Europe currently has a perfect 4-0 record at the Laver Cup.
Tsitsipas was excited to see Federer
Roger Federer came to Boston on Friday to attend the Laver Cup, surprising everyone.
“Stefanos Tsitsipas texted me to tell me that he misses me and needs me on the team. I didn’t tell him I was coming, so it was a surprise.,” Federer told CNBC. The Laver Cup showcases some of today’s brightest names as well as some of the game’s greatest icons.
“It’s really important that we remember it because we have a really rich history,” told Federer. “Rod Laver was a hero to us, especially Bjorn Borg, also to John McEnroe.”
“To me, he’s that big legend that was able to win two times the Grand Slam, winning all four majors in the same year”. “He’s also the one who went from amateur sports to professional sport, so that’s where the idea came in that we could do something for the legacy of the game and incorporate all the young ones coming through and learning from the best, like John and Bjorn, for example, having rivals become teammates,” he further added.
“I think the first three editions have been wonderful in Prague, Chicago and Geneva. And now finally we’re here in Boston starting today.”