Stefanos Tsitsipas on Roger Federer’s return, compares Team Europe to Jordan’s Bulls

Tsitsipas not lacking any confidence in Team Europe’s strength.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is looking forward to compting at the Laver Cup as he compared this year’s Team Europe team to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. In the 1990s, Jordan’s Bulls absolutely dominated the NBA scene.

That generation of Bulls team is widely considered as one of the greatest teams in all sports history. This year, Team Europe is set to be represented Tsitsipas, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Casper Ruud.

Team Europe features the Big Four and two other Grand Slam finalists. “Let me first say this is legendary. This team lineup is a joke. This is Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls. I’m more than honored to be part of this team,” Tsitsipas said, via Sportskeeda.

Tsitsipas looking forward to seeing Federer back in action

Federer, who turned 41 earlier this month, is set to play his first tournament since 2021 Wimbledon. Tsitsipas admits he is not sure about where Federer is with his game but noted that he is absolutely happy to be playing alongside the Swiss.

“I honestly don’t know what Roger’s status is, but I’m more than happy to see him back on court. What a privilege to have him in the team, play hopefully the first singles match. Yeah, all the best experiences that I’ve had on the court is playing Laver Cup, and that’s why I’ve been such a big fan of it,” he said.

“I learned so much from these greats. I get to share something very meaningful with them through the course of a three-day performance period. More than that, we get to connect and share such great ideas on court, off court, be part of something very extraordinary for our sport.

“The Laver Cup was launched in 2017. Since then, Team Europe has beaten Team World each year. It remains to be seen if Team Europe can keep their dominance over Team World.

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