The Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the major events’ primary title-winning contestants in recent days. But he didn’t lift a title until now. Meanwhile, World No.5 admits that he is one step closer to claim his first Grand Slam and ATP Masters 1000 crown.
After giving up his title at the Open 13 Provence, Tsitsipas is now competing for the first time at the Mexican Open, which runs 13-20th March in Acapulco. In the opening round match, No.1 seed Stefonas will lock horns with French beard stunner Benoit Paire. Both of them equal (1-1) in their head-to-head series.
When asked about his travelling to the southern portion of North America at the pre-match press conference, Tsitsipas said, “That was my first elevation in tennis. Mexico is pretty much the place where it all started for me, chasing the dream.”
“I feel like Mexicans share a lot of common things with Greeks, and I can see that from people and the food and the culture. There are many similarities, and I really like Mexican people. They treat me really well, and they’re very hard-working and humble and very ethical in many ways,” the 22-years-old from Athens added.
“I See No Reason To Not Keep Trying”: Stefanos Tsitsipas on Major Title’s
Suppose he wants to capture his first title at the ATP 500 event in Mexico. In that case, Tsitsipas needs to fight the battle against Paire, Isner, Cilic, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Schwartzman, Tiafoe, Dimitrov, Fognini, Raonic, Casper Ruud, and Zverev.
When speaking about pursuing major and master event titles, Stefanos Tsitsipas explained, “I’m really close. I think what lacks when it comes to my performance in order to make a (Grand Slam) final is probably a little bit more experience. I just think I need a little bit more confidence when I face these players.”
The 2019 ATP Finals title winner reached the semifinals twice at the Australian Open and once at the French Open. On the other hand, he played a championship match at the 2018 Canadian Masters and the 2019 Madrid Masters.
“I see no reason to not keep trying and make it again to a Grand Slam semi-final and learn from my previous experiences and take my chances and go for it without fear. I don’t have to overthink it,” the Greek concluded.
Hopefully, Stefonas Tsitsipas will reach his goal sooner than he thinks.