Stefanos Tsitsipas: Privileged to have chance to learn from best at Laver Cup

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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Privileged to have chance to learn from best at Laver Cup

World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas was grateful that he was around some of the world's best players at the Laver Cup. Tsitsipas, who represented Team Europe, was joined by Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, Matteo Berrettini and Casper Ruud.

Team Europe dominated Team World, having won by a 14-1 score. "This experience is so extraordinary, with two incredible captains and players that are willing to give everything for this event. I feel privileged to be standing where I am at right now and to be learning from the best -- that happens to be my teammates," Tsitsipas said.

Tsitsipas was happy to see Roger Federer

Federer made a surprising appearance at the Laver Cup as he flew to Boston on Friday to attend the event. “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 revealed. While at the Laver Cup, Federer acknowledged the greatness of tennis legends. "It’s really important that we remember it because we have a really rich history,” Federer, 40, told CNBC on Friday morning.

“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,” added Federer, one of the Team Europe vs.

Team World competition’s co-founders. “I think the first three editions have been wonderful in Prague, Chicago and Geneva. And now finally we’re here in Boston starting today."