Laver Cup > Tsitsipas: “Federer is the reason why I felt the need to become a professional tennis player”

During the Team Europe press conference on Thursday at the O2 Arena in London, Stefanos Tsitsipas, who improvised as a referee during the incredible practice in front of thousands of people between the doubles pairs Federer‐Nadal and Djokovic‐Murray, returned to the determining importance of Roger Federer on his career.

“It was a great training session, I enjoyed it a lot. I missed Roger a lot, it had been a long time since I had seen him. I kept thinking, ‘when is he coming back? I would love for him to be on the circuit again with us.’ And having this opportunity to trade balls with him made me feel alive and inspired again. Because he’s the reason I adopted a one-handed backhand. He is also the reason why I felt the need to become a professional tennis player. »

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