Stefanos Tsitsipas social media post suggests he is still dreaming about Roger Federer

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas was more than a little emotional as he played a part in Roger Federer’s farewell to tennis at last weekend’s Laver Cup and it seems he doesn’t want the story to end.

The Greek star lost the decisive match against Frances Tiafoe that handed the Laver Cup to Team World for the first time, yet it was Federer’s tearful farewell that left a lasting impression from a memorable weekend at the 02 Arena.

Now Tsitsipas has given a hint that he doesn’t want his weekend playing alongside the greats of the modern game to end after he posted a video of him in bed with a racket signed by Federer.

Tsitsipas admitted he was inspired to be around Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic last weekend, as he looks to draw inspiration from his experience as he looks to take his own career to the next level.

“It’s such a privilege to be here for the last dance,” he said of his presence on Team Europe for Federer’s final match.

“I have worked hard to be sitting right next to them. I have sacrificed a lot, and I’m super proud that I’m able to share this by their side with Bjorn Borg, having Mr. Rod Laver to be here to watch us perform and play.

“This is the ultimate that you could ever ask, you know. We have so many great champions, literally the biggest gladiator that tennis has ever seen ever. Not even in this era. Ever.

“For me to be here and be kind of a big part of it is something that will definitely remain unforgettable, a big piece of, let’s say, a big highlight of my life and something that I will definitely be able to recall for many years to come.

“All of these guys are amazing. Djokovic, he’s one of the greatest returners I think ever, close to Andre Agassi.

“Andy Murray is such an incredible fighter and never gives up. You know, whining a lot as well which is unusual for someone in the top four.

“Rafa is incredibly humble. Something might have broken in there, because, you know, so many Roland Garros titles in a row is not humanly normal. I think there needs to be like a filter change because this is incredible.

“And Roger is Roger, someone who has been doing things so effortlessly. He’s an example — all of them are examples to younger kids, but he is an example to everyone for how not to do things, because you will fail for sure if you try and play like Roger.”

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