Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas admitted he was positively surprised by how funny Andrey Rublev was. Tsitsipas is having a chance to get closer to Rublev this week since they are both representing Team Europe at the Laver Cup.
So far, world No. 3 Tsitsipas is absolutely enjoying his time with Russian tennis star Rublev. "Andrey, I honestly didn't expect him to be so funny. He's the funniest guy of the group. He hasn't stopped cracking jokes and just being entertaining," Tsitsipas said of Rublev.
Tsitsipas is also teammates with world No. 4 Alexander Zverev this weekend. However, they now seem to be all good. Recently, Zverev called out Tsitsipas for his lengthy bathroom break during their Cincinnati Masters semifinal clash.
"Sascha is also a very nice guy, too. Has a good sense of humour, as well," Tsitsipas said of Zverev.
Tsitsipas won his first Laver Cup match
On Saturday, Tsitsipas beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 6-4. "We are going to expose our best tennis this week, that's our ultimate goal and plan.
Of course, the crowd is not in our favor. This is something that we are expecting and we are going to fight against it and try prove ourselves with our game," Tsitsipas said in his pre-tournament press conference. Recently, Tsitsipas opened up about his struggles during the early days of the pandemic.
"I never imagined going through something in my life like a pandemic,” Tsistipas said. "Now I am in a better state mentally, I was not in the beginning. It’s all about adaptation; that’s how I see it.
Once you adapt to your conditions, then the human brain and body have this ability to adapt to any circumstance and in any way. “Personally, I struggled a lot with this. I never imagined that it would affect me so much, in a way that I hadn’t seen coming."