Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23, insists he is a humble person but he has big goals. This month, Tsitsipas made it past Rafael Nadal on the ATP rankings list and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world. A few months ago, Tsitsipas was just a set away from clinching his maiden Grand Slam title.
The Greek was up by two sets in the French Open final before world No. 1 Novak Djokovic stormed back to win the title. "In tennis, I was very close to clinching a grand slam title this year, I was sad I couldn’t win one more set in the final and consequently the trophy.
But in sports not everything is supposed to be ideal, shiny and at its finest. I know I’m close, and that’s a reflection of all the hard work I have been putting in to get to this point. Right now, I keep believing and working towards my first grand slam title.
This season I’m also aiming to finish at the top three best ranked players. The rest we will tell after that, I’m taking it step by step. It’s good to start from smaller goals and move towards bigger ones," Tsitsipas told Adidas "I always try to stay humble because I know there’s always better, this is just the beginning of my odyssey, it is a humble start."
Tsitsipas enjoyed his Olympic experience
Tsitsipas made his Olympic appearance on Tokyo but failed to win a medal as he was beaten in the round-of-16.
"I found the experience positively overwhelming, there was so much going on, something I would consider very memorable and won’t forget any time soon," Tsitsipas admitted. "I’m happy that I got to meet athletes from every single corner of this world and different sports that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
I felt it’s not only about Tennis, but every sport is unique and great in their own way."