Tsitsipas: 'I am grateful to compete with Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic'

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Tsitsipas: 'I am grateful to compete with Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic'

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”.