Stefanos Tsitsipas not only lost the 2021 Roland Garros final to Novak Djokovic. Hours after being surpassed by the Serbian, the Greek shared an emotional publication on his Instagram account, where he revealed that his grandmother passed away five minutes before taking to the field this Sunday.
“Life is not about winning or losing. It’s about enjoying every moment of life, either alone or with others. Living a meaningful life without misery and abjection. Lifting trophies and celebrating victories is something, but not everything. Five minutes before entering the field, my very dear grandmother lost the battle with her life “wrote the tennis player.
TsitsipasObviously very excited, he only had words of thanks to her. “A wise woman whose faith in life and willingness to give and provide cannot be compared to any other human being I have ever met. It is important to have more people like her in this world. Because people like her give you life. They make you dream. I would like to say that regardless of the day, circumstance or situation, this is dedicated entirely to her, and only to her. Thank you for raising my father. Without him this would not have been possible “he added.
He couldn’t with ‘Nole’
Novak Djokovic (number one in the ATP ranking) was proclaimed champion of Roland Garros, adding a 19th Grand Slam title to his record, after defeating the Greek in the final this Sunday Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th) by 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in more than four hours of the game.
Djokovic, 34, executioner of the ‘King of the Earth’, Rafa Nadal, in the semifinals, was placed after his second title in the Parisian Grand Slam just one ‘Great’ away from reaching the record of 20 that the Mallorcan tennis player jointly hold and the Swiss Roger Federer.
With information from AFP.