In an interview with Sdna, Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke about how it feels to play the ATP Finals in London for the first time. The Athens native said: "So far, I am enjoying a lot. The training sessions, the environment, my team, they are all great.
Patrick Mouratoglou (from France) came to support me and help me as much as possible. I think the future will be a great one with this team behind me. And my appearance in this tournament makes me feel important. I achieved some things this year and my appearance here means a lot to me.
Only eight players play this tournament, so it's emotional not just for me but also for the Greek tennis. It's something that has never happened before, I am the first Greek to be successful and I am very proud about it.
It's a tournament where I always wanted to play in, I saw it on TV every year. It's unbelievable." Tsitsipas also spoke about how it feels to train with legends like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and take photos with them: "It's a definitely a childhood dream come true.
You can achieve it only if you are talented, disciplined, Working hard and having a huge desire. It makes me feel lucky, there are not many guys in my position." On the ATP Finals, the 21-year-old added: "It's a tournament where there are no easy matches.
I face the best eight guys in the world, I cannot say I will have an easier match. Every match matters, I have to fully be there, not give anyone the opportunity to take their chances. Everything matters here... Everyone plays tennis very well.
So far I lost to Daniil Medvedev all the five times I played against him and I have not found a way yet. He knows what to do. He is fast, he has a very good serve which is difficult to break. It's an important match, a challenge for me.
I will have the chance to get a better result against him. There may be other chances. Leaving from here with the trophy would be a fantastic end to the season. It would make me very happy and it would also give me many rankings points!" Tsitsipas will play his first match of the ATP Finals on Monday against Daniil Medvedev in the afternoon session.