Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the rapidly growing players in the men’s tennis tour. In the last week in Monte Carlo, he won his first ATP Masters 1000 title after beating Andrey Rublev in the event final. World No.5 is now competing at the Barcelona Open 2021.
In Spain’s 500 category clay-court event, No.2 seed Tsitsipas will now lock horns with Italian NextGen Jannik Sinner for a championship match place.
In the meantime, the 22-year-old from Athens spoke about his on and off-court matters in a recent interview. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won two matches against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic so far.
When asked how important was the belief that he could defeat Big 3? Tsitsipas replied, “It is, without a doubt, a key point. Every time I go out to play, I think I can do better because I trust the process of improving a player.”
“Although it is painful and costly, I like to evolve to entertain fans because that’s what they come to see you for.” (Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Tsitsipas was asked who will be the player to take over from Nadal, Djokovic and Federer at the top of tennis.
“I think our generation is going to be different. We’ve gotten used to talking and reading about the Big Three all the time and I feel like we’re going to be the Big Six or the Big Eight.”
“I think it will be more fascinating, a kind of revolution, to have a greater number of players competing with each other. It will be more exciting for the viewer”, Greek added.
“I Can Not Agree”: Stefanos Tsitsipas on Spending Time on Social Media
When asking opinion on the young people spending a lot of time on social media platforms and affecting their tennis career, Tsitsipas explained, “I can not agree. I speak for myself. I don’t know what the rest of Nadal, Federer and Djokovic do.”
“I’m sure there are many tennis players who spend more time on social media. What cannot happen is that the comments you read affect you. If that happens, you have to step aside, and that is what I did,” he added.