December 6, 2022

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Stefanos Tsitsipas sleeps with a racquet signed by.. you guess who

Stefanos Tsitsipas sleeps with an autographed racket.. Guess who

Stefanos Tsitsipas was among the selected players who participated in the fifth Laver Cup last week. The Greek got off to a great start on opening day at London’s O2 Arena, knocking out Diego Schwartzman and making a move on Saturday.

Tsitsipas returned to the field on Sunday, with Team Europe’s eyes on him in a must-win clash against Francis Tiafoe. All went well for Stefanos against his neighbours, as he won the first set in a jiffy and created four points for the match in a second-half tie!

Tiafoe endured it, stole the break and won a tiebreaker to seal the deal and bring home the first Laver Cup crown for Team World. Regardless of the results, the entire event was the perfect setting for Roger Federer’s retirement, as the 20-times championship winner quit his beloved sport after 25 years on the Tour.

Tsitsipas praised Federer as his idol and the reason why he played with a one-handed backhand! Despite the heavy loss, Stefanos left London with fond memories, spending two days of fun and sleep with a racket signed by Federer himself!

Stefanos Tsitsipas slept with a racket signed by Roger Federer.

Roger ended his Laver Cup career after constant setbacks with a knee injury that required three surgeries. Federer finished the 2019 season inside the top three, hoping for more next year.

Instead, Roger has only contested six tournaments since the start of 2020. He sustained a knee injury and underwent surgery in February. Federer missed the rest of the 2020 season and was hoping for a fresh start in 2021. That came in March, and he looked in good shape after three wins at Roland Garros.

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Roger withdrew before his fourth-round match with Matteo Berrettini to save a knee for his beloved turf swing. The pain was still there, and Federer experienced his first Halle loss to Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Roger entered the 22nd Wimbledon Championships, the last singles event of his career! The Swiss stopped the clock and overcame four obstacles despite the constant pain. He faced Roger Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals and lost 6-3, 7-6, 6-0, and he felt bad on the court in the third set and underwent third surgery a few weeks later.

Federer was unable to come back again, failing to train without injuries and ending his career playing doubles with Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup last Friday. Roger and Stefanos met four times in 2019, surprising the Greek-Swiss at the Australian Open. Federer bounced back in the Dubai Final before sharing wins during the indoor part of the season 2-2.