‘The crowd is not in favour of Team Europe’ accepts Stefanos Tsitsipas
World number three Stefanos Tsitsipas has accepted the crowd will not be in favour of Team Europe at Laver Cup as they prepare to face Team World in Boston.
Tsitsipas hasn’t played since his third round defeat to Carlos Alcaraz at US Open, with the Greek seemingly fully-fit after recovering from a foot injury.
This will be the 23-year-olds second Laver Cup appearance, however he will be hoping for more success this time around. In the 2019 event, Tsitsipas won his singles match but lost both doubles encounters.
The Greek acknowedged the American crowd will likely be in support of Team World winning their first Laver Cup, but he is insisting on producing his best tennis as he believes promoting the sport is what matters most.
“For us we’re going to expose our best tennis this week, that’s our ultimate goal, the plan,” Tsitsipas said. “And of course the crowd is not in our favor, it is something we’re expecting, we’re going to fight against it and prove ourselves with our game and at the end of the day our tennis counts the most.”
Tsitsipas also talked about being excited about playing in a new city and attracting more fans to tennis. The 2021 French Open finalist wants to grow the sport by showcasing his best on the biggest stages.
“I think it is great we get an opportunity to play in stadiums like this, bring tennis to this kind of stadium and crowds that haven’t experienced tennis of such high level I think,” Tsitsipas added. “Boston is not really known to host big events and have ATP tournaments before.”
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