Stefanos Tsitsipas stressed his 2019 period in the best method feasible, winning the Nitto ATP Finals in London, noting the greatest title of his profession. The 6th seed at the Australian Open, Tsitsipas will certainly currently attempt to improve that wonderful coating in the year in advance.
“It was a great end of the year, coming in London strong from the very beginning, full of confidence. It just gave me so much to work around with. I felt very flexible in my way of thinking,” Tsitsipas claimed. “At the end I left from London with the trophy, which I couldn’t really believe what just happened. It was a great, great week with good fan support, a good team around me.”
The Greek had actually currently revealed his capacity, winning 3 previous ATP Tour titles and also getting to 2 ATP Masters 1000 finals. But beating Roger Federer, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and also Alexander Zverev in one week damaged brand-new ground for the 21- year-old.
” I keep in mind playing the Next Gen Finals [in 2018] and also believing to myself that the young generation I’m presently encountering at the Next Gen ATP Finals is the future,” Tsitsipas claimed. “Players are young, they’re ambitious, they play so well. There’s nothing to fear of going out and playing with the elder players. So for me, that was very crucial to be in that kind of thinking and that kind of mindset.”
That paid rewards, as Tsitsipas is currently not just the future, however the here and now. He absolutely made a perception on those around him, consisting of advisor Marcos Baghdatis.
“He came on end of the year finding again his rhythm,” Baghdatis claimed. “I find it incredible what he did. For me, Stef is kind of a genius.”
Tsitsipas’ run in London really did not appeared of no place, though. It was the peak of a stable development that started at the end of 2018, when he won the Next Gen ATP Finals inMilan Just 2 months later on, he got to the Australian Open semi-finals, distressing Federer in Melbourne.
“The fact that the semi-final, you start off with a bang beating Federer and a semi-final finish at the Australian Open was huge and then I think the momentum just went on from there,” claimed Mark Philippoussis, an 11- time ATP Tour champ. “Finishes strong at The O2. I felt like we saw him raise his game a level and really see what he’s capable of.”
After his big win to finish 2019, Tsitsipas took some well-earned time far from the court to reset, going to Iceland, Cyprus and also Oman prior to heading to Dubai for his off-season training.
“It’s rare that I get to do these kinds of things,” Tsitsipas claimed. “I’m usually very focussed and concentrated on my tennis, so I really cherish the fact that I’m able to travel and go to places away from tennis and not be concentrated on tennis despite my love for the sport.”
Now Tsitsipas prepares to attempt to advance much more in 2020.