Stefanos Tsitsipas: 'Let's be the change we wish to see in...'
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 3670
To stay at the top of the ATP Tour, you have to be able to adapt and evolve. With the emergence of new stars and the evolution of various styles, the Tour offers many challenges. For Stefanos Tsitsipas, who will star in the first season of the Netflix series Break Point, the desire to improve is constant.
"I really plan to push the limits and try to improve, even during matches. [I am] aggressive, slightly creative. I'm never really satisfied doing the same thing over and over again," Tsitsipas told ATP Spotlight in 2022. "I try to find new creative ways to perform certain tasks and play in any condition." The Greek has continued to adapt, winning titles every season since capturing his maiden trophy in 2018.
The ability to stay mentally sharp and trust his game at crucial moments has been key to his success, with Tsitsipas highlighting this when reflecting on his career. for the title at the Nitto ATP Finals in 2019. "Serving 6/4 at the Nitto ATP Finals in London in the tie-break, I think I missed my first serve by a few inches.
I'm going for an unpredictable second serve to Dominic's right. I felt it was the right thing to do, it was a kind of instinct. To do the opposite of what he would have expected at such an important and pivotal moment," Tsitsipas said.
"I just need to stay focused as much as possible. I need to be in that moment, I need to slow down time. It's something that crosses my mind. If I am able to slow down time, then I will see, I will predict and I will execute. I guess that's what adrenaline does to you.
Sometimes he makes everything go so fast and flow so smoothly without thinking." After winning in London, Tsitsipas captured his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Monte Carlo in 2021. The Greek put his all into adding to his record in 2021, winning just one more title that year before successfully defending his Monte Carlo trophy in 2022.
The Greek revealed that controlling his own thoughts has been key to being able to recover. "Having dealt with those moments in a traumatic way, where you're not able to respond and find a way to fight and sometimes even win," Tsitsipas said.
Tsitsipas reached the final at the AO
This Sunday, Stefanos Tsitsipas wrote a new tweet of which he has the secret. The 3rd player in the world broadcast a message of peace and love. “Let's be the change we wish to see in the world.
Let's spread love and kindness, accept our differences and work towards a more peaceful future. In a world filled with chaos, let us be calm, light and hope” the recent Australian Open finalist, sometimes nicknamed the “philosopher”.