Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Novak Djokovic twice, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal once. The Greek feels proud about it. Speaking to SRF, Tsitsipas said: "It means a lot to me. It shows I improved a lot. It's not easy to face those guys.
I worked hard for it. I am also grateful to be competing against them, I can learn a lot from them. And I hope to get more in the future." On his progresses, Tsitsipas - who lost in Wimbledon and US Open first rounds this year - added: "I learned more from the downs than the highs.
I recognized the things that were nit working. We all make mistakes in life. I sit and I thought about what I can change. From that point I re-started. I am doing well, I am here for the third consecutive year and I want to do as well as possible.
I want to find my rhythm and game, the indoors is different than outdoors and I have to adapt." Prithvi Sekhar, new champion at World Deaf Tennis Championship, spoke about how he got inspired by Novak Djokovic who went through the war in Serbia.
Sekhar said: “There are a few tennis players I look up to. I follow their success stories. For instance, Djokovic has had really difficult situations to deal with. I look up to him. It inspired me to play more competitive tennis.
This win is truly precious for me since playing for the country and getting a gold medal is special; not to mention getting to hold the national flag after the win”.