At 22, Stefanos Tsitsipas played his first Major final this Sunday, June 13. The Greek player lost to Novak Djokovic in five sets. This Monday, June 14, the world number 4 unveiled a sad news on his Instagram page which probably played on his match at Roland Garros. “Five minutes before I entered the court, my beloved grandmother lost her fight for life,” he explained. A wise woman, whose faith in life and the will to give and to offer cannot be compared to anyone else that I have met, ”wrote Stefanos Tsitsipas. “It’s important that there are more people like her in this world. Because people like her make you live. They make you dream,” added the tennis player.
An important day for his professional career that he decided to dedicate to his paternal grandmother: “I would like to say that despite the circumstances, the day, or the situation, all this is entirely dedicated to him. her. Thank you for making my father what he is. Without him, this would not have been possible. ”
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ tribute to his grandmother
Following this bad news, Stefanos Tsitsipas believes that there are more important things in life than winning trophies. “Life is not about winning or losing. It is about enjoying every moment of life, alone or with others,” he said. “To live a life full of meaning, without misery or abjection. Lifting trophies and celebrating victories is something, but it is not all.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas © JB Autissier