Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is "very determined" to make a strong ATP Finals run and to finish the Year-End No 1 ranking. Tsitsipas, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No 3 in the world, has a shot at reaching the No 1 spot.
In Turin, Tsitsipas needs to win all of his three Round Robin matches and then also win the title. Tsitsipas kicks off his ATP Finals campaign by playing Novak Djokovic. "I'm actually very determined and extremely privileged to be in a position to be fighting for the World No.
1 spot, because it's always been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to be crowned World No. 1. It's an amazing thing to accomplish something like this. I'm going to try to be relaxed, enjoy the process of it, not think too much of the destination, but the journey is the one that matters the most.
In this case, playing good tennis and enjoying myself out on the court is much more important than obsessing over that World No. 1 title, which might come now or come later. It's more of a marathon than a sprint," Tsitsipas said, per the ATP Finals website.
Tsitsipas aims his second ATP Finals title
Tsitsipas, 24, knows what it takes to win the ATP Finals, having won the tournament in 2019. "I'm feeling very good with my body and my game. I'm glad to be here fighting for something prestigious in this type of an event.
I've earned my spot playing consistent tennis throughout the entire year with good results on pretty much all surfaces. It turned out better than I thought it would, and I'm happy now, sitting in this chair, being part of the eight best players in the world," Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas was drawn in the same group as Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. It remains to be seen if Tsitsipas can make it all the way at the season-ending tournament.